Hysteroscopy is a medical procedure that involves the insertion of a thin, lighted tube called a hysteroscope into the uterus through the vagina and cervix. This procedure can be used to diagnose and treat certain conditions that may be causing infertility in women.
During a hysteroscopy, the doctor can examine the inside of the uterus and the
openings of the fallopian tubes to look for any abnormalities that may be affecting fertility. These abnormalities may include polyps, fibroids, scar tissue, or other structural issues.
If any abnormalities are found during the hysteroscopy, we may be able to treat them during the same procedure. For example, polyps or fibroids can be removed, scar tissue can be excised, or a septum dividing the uterus can be corrected.
Hysteroscopy is considered a safe and minimally invasive procedure, and it can
often be performed on an outpatient basis with minimal discomfort. However, like
any medical procedure, there are some risks involved, including bleeding, infection, and injury to the uterus or other organs.