hysteroscopy is a procedure to see inside the uterus. It can help your doctor find the reason for problems with your uterus.
During this procedure, the doctor may take out a small piece of tissue for study. This is called a biopsy. The doctor also may be able to remove small growths, called
polyps. Or the doctor may gently scrape tissue from the inner wall of the uterus. This is called a dilation and curettage, or D&C.
The doctor will
guide a lighted tube through the cervix and into
the uterus. This tube is called a hysteroscope, or scope. It lets your doctor see inside your body. If
you need treatment, small tools are put through the scope into
You will most likely go home the same day. Many women are able to go back to work the next day. But it depends
on what was done and the type of work you do.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all
appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good
idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you
Procedures can be stressful. This information will help you understand what you
can expect. And it will help you safely prepare for your procedure.
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Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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