Hysteroscopy is a safe and common procedure performed in the outpatient department. The doctor uses a special telescope and instruments to look inside the uterus and examine its condition.
The instruments are inserted into the vagina and passed gently through the cervix. No cuts are made in the skin and as the instruments are small in size, little or no anesthetic is used. This means the patient is awake during the short operating time and is able to return quicker to their normal activities.
During the examination the doctor will investigate symptoms such as heavy or unusual bleeding, pelvic pain, miscarriage or pregnancy difficulties. A biopsy may be taken if required. Problems like a displaced intrauterine device, polyps, fibroids and adhesions can also be treated.