Hysteroscopy is a procedure that involves insertion of a narrow telescope-like instrument through the vagina and cervix into the cavity of the uterus (endometrial cavity). The uterine cavity is then distended with fluid and visualized.
What is hysteroscopy used for?
This procedure allows us to see if there are any uterine cavity defects such as:
· Fibroid tumors
· Endometrial polyps
· Intrauterine scar tissue
· A bicornuate uterus or septate uterine malformation
· Other uterine problems
If any defects are found then they should be corrected with operative hysteroscopy which involves placing instruments through ports in the scope that allow us to cut, cauterize, etc. to correct the problem.