The doctors at Premier OB/GYN of Bradenton, FL, are available to help women with a wide range of obstetric and gynecological services. Our team may find that specific procedures need to be done to evaluate the reproductive organs and provide a definitive diagnosis of certain conditions. To do this, your doctor may suggest hysteroscopy, a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate the inner structure of the uterus.
Understanding the hysteroscopy procedure
Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus. A thin, lighted telescope (hysteroscope) is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The device allows your doctor to view the inside of the uterus on a video screen, making it easier to evaluate the uterus and cervix. A hysteroscopy is used to diagnose and treat problems in the uterus.
Hysteroscopy is often done in conjunction with another diagnostic procedure called laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure in which a small telescope is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. This allows your doctor to view the outside of the uterus and ovaries.
Do I need to go to a hospital for a hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is usually done as an outpatient procedure, which means the procedure is performed right in our office, and you can go home the same day. The process takes about 30 minutes to an hour.
Is the hysteroscopy painful?
You will receive a sedative to help you relax during the procedure. Local anesthesia is not necessary. General anesthesia is rarely used for hysteroscopy.
What can I expect after a hysteroscopy?
After the procedure, you may have some cramping and vaginal bleeding. These symptoms should go away within a few days. You may also have some spotting for a few days after the procedure.
Call today to discuss hysteroscopy with our doctors!
Hysteroscopy is a safe and effective way to diagnose and treat problems in the uterus. It is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of complications. If you need hysteroscopy to evaluate the reproductive organs and provide a medical diagnosis, it’s time to make a phone call. Contact our Premier OB/GYN team in Bradenton, FL, by calling 941-745-5115 and requesting a visit with our providers today!