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IN-OFFICE DIAGNOSTIC HYSTEROSCOPY

Operation Room

The hysteroscopic procedure is performed to identify uterine abnormalities. The uterus and fallopian tubes are checked with an X-ray dye test called HSG. Diagnostic hysteroscopy is often performed in a doctor's office. You cannot undergo a hysteroscopy if you are pregnant.

Diagnostic hysteroscopy may require the following:

- Unusual pap test results

- Unusual uterine bleeding 

- Bleeding after menopause

- Diagnose the reason for infertility or miscarriages

- Find uterine scarring, polyps, or fibroids and remove them

- Locate and remove misplaced IUDs (Intrauterine devices) 

- Insert tiny birth control inserts into the fallopian tubes 

- Biopsy of a small tissue sample 

- Endometrial lining removal

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ADVANTAGES & EFFICACY

- Shorter hospital stay

- Shorter recovery time

- Less pain medication needed after surgery

- Avoidance of hysterectomy

- Possible avoidance of "open" abdominal surgery

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Q&A

What are the advantages of the procedure?

This is a nearly non-invasive procedure. You may feel almost no pain, and anesthesia is not always required.

Are there risks and side effects?

This procedure has a very low chance of risks and side effects. However, there is still the potential for minor cramping, light bleeding, infection, perforation of the uterus, and heavy bleeding.

Do I need recovery time after the procedure?

You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure. You may feel a little discomfort, but it will go away soon.