In simple words, hysteroscopy is a procedure that is used to examine the inside of the uterus and get to know more about the reproductive health of women.
When is it done?
- Investigating symptoms or problems - such as heavy periods, unusual vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages or difficulty getting pregnant, abnormal Pap test results, more than one miscarriage, and for biopsy of the lining of uterus.
- Diagnosing conditions - such as fibroids and polyps (non-cancerous growths in the womb), uterine malformations and scarring of uterus.
- Treating conditions and problems - such as removing fibroids, polyps, displaced intrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine adhesions (scar tissue that causes absent periods and reduced fertility).