K. Anthony Shanbour, MD ObGyn Oklahoma City OK

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a surgery or procedure that uses a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina and gently moved through the cervix into the uterus to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy is used uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding.


What is Hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is used to diagnose or treat problems of the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, lighted telescope-like device. It is inserted through your vagina into your uterus. The hysteroscope transmits the image of your uterus onto a screen. Other instruments are used along with the hysteroscope for treatment.


Why is Hysteroscopy done?

One of the most common uses for hysteroscopy is to find the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal bleeding can mean that a woman’s menstrual periods are heavier or longer than usual or occur less often or more often than normal. Bleeding between menstrual periods also is abnormal.


Operative Hysteroscopy (Removal of Polyps and / or Fibroids)

This is a diagnostic tool to evaluate uterine bleeding, investigate causes of infertility, repeated miscarriages and evaluate benign growths in the uterine cavity.

The operative use of the hysteroscope is to remove benign growths, take a biopsy, Essure® permanent birth control, locate an IUD and Endometrial Ablation.

This is done in the outpatient surgery center with minimal discomfort, all through the vaginal area and cervix so there is less discomfort to you.

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