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Hysteroscopy

hysterocopyHysteroscopy is a surgical procedure where a thin camera is placed into the uterus to diagnose or treat a uterine problem. One of the main reasons why hysteroscopy is recommended is to diagnose and potentially treat abnormal uterine bleeding. It may also be used in conjunction with an infertility workup, to locate an IUD (intrauterine device) or to perform a type of sterilization.

Causes of abnormal bleeding can include uterine fibroids or polyps. Generally, these are noncancerous reasons for bleeding. Fibroids and polyps can be removed with additional instruments during the procedure.

Hysteroscopy should be scheduled when you are not bleeding. The recovery from hysteroscopy is brief. You may have bleeding or cramping for a few days after the procedure. Call your doctor if these symptoms are severe or if you have fever.

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved. Please discuss these with your doctor prior to the procedure.



Glossary:

Uterus: The female organ in which a fetus develops during pregnancy. The uterus is a muscular organ.
Uterine fibroids: Generally benign (noncancerous) growths of the muscle of the uterus.
Uterine polyps: Generally benign (noncancerous) growths of the lining of the uterus.

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