Hysteroscopy

A procedure used to view the inside
of your uterus to locate and
treat any problems

INTRODUCTION
A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of your uterus using a device called a hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end, that can easily be passed into your uterus through your vagina and cervix.
The resulting images are sent to a monitor so your consultant can see inside your uterus to locate any problems.

In terms of treatment, your consultant is able to easily diagnose conditions such as fibroids, polyps and Intrauterine adhesions, which can be removed safely during the procedure.

Who?
A hysteroscopy can be used to investigate symptoms and treat problems relating to heavy periods, unusual bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages or other likely causes of infertility.  It may also be used during a dilatation and curettage procedure or endometrial biopsy to provide a more detailed view of the uterine lining.
How?
We will use a speculum (similar to that used in a smear test) to open your vagina to enable us to pass a hysteroscope through your cervix and into your uterus. We will then gently pump fluid into your uterus to make it easier for us to see the images clearly on a monitor to pinpoint any abnormalities.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
The procedure usually takes 20 – 30 minutes in total. Your consultant will discuss the results of the investigations or any treatment performed before you leave the clinic. It is preferable that someone accompanies you home although you should be able to resume your normal activities the following day.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE-EFFECTS/RISKS?
You may experience slight cramping and some spotting or light bleeding for a few days afterwards. We would recommend you abstain from intercourse for at least one week or until any bleeding has stopped so as to reduce any risk of infection. Whilst a hysteroscopy is generally a very safe procedure, there is a small risk of complications, which is higher for women who have had treatment undertaken during a hysteroscopy. This can include, accidental damage to your uterus or cervix although this is very rare. You may also develop an infection which presents as a fever and heavy bleeding.

Why Choose Us?

Here are some facts about your fertility journey with us that we’d like to share with you:

Every evaluation and treatment plan is uniquely tailored to meet your individual needs
You will have access to leading professionals, with over 35 years combined expertise, providing you with confidence and reassurance in your fertility diagnosis and subsequent treatment
Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists in fertility, urology, nutrition, counselling, genetics, endocrinology, haematology and weight management to provide a comprehensive range of support as and when you need it
We will work with you closely to understand your individual circumstances, identify any problems and agree with you, the best course of action to help make your dream a reality
We will always be honest and open about your chances of success with treatment.
Your comfort and care is always our top priority
Our focus remains entirely on you as an individual, your unique needs and your wellbeing
All investigations and treatments are provided within our new state-of-the-art clinic based in Elstree which offers a spacious environment with comfortable surroundings, to enhance your care and experience. We offer investigations and scans at our satellite locations too.
Our friendly consultant-led team is here to support you at every step throughout your fertility journey
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