November 20, 2015

Diagnostic Hysteroscopy


21-diagnostic hysteroscope

A very narrow sterile catheter attached to a video display monitor is used to perform office hysteroscopy that does not require anesthesia.


Diagnostic hysteroscopy may be performed with or without tissue sampling. We can often perform the hysteroscopy at the time of a pelvic ultrasound, streamlining the workup of abnormal uterine bleeding.  Small growths such as polyps and fibroids can cause abnormal bleeding, miscarriage, and infertility. Once the cavity is assessed and cancer is ruled out, a plan of care can usually be recommended to treat the patient’s presenting problem.



Pathology such as this submucosal fibroid identified during diagnostic hysteroscopy can usually be treated without hysterectomy.



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