Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a gynecologist to look inside your uterus. The hysteroscope is a thin camera.
It is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the cavity of the uterus (endometrial cavity). The uterine cavity is then distended with
fluid and visualized.
Diagnostic hysteroscopy is used to examine the inside of the uterus. It is performed to diagnose abnormal uterine conditions such as polyps, internal fibroids, scarring, etc.
Operative hysterocopy may be used to both diagnose and treat certain conditions such as uterine adhesions, septums, or fibroids which can often be removed through the hysteroscope.
Both, diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy are generally safe and quick procedures that are performed in the office. Sometimes minimal sedation is needed depending on the case.