Basic & Advanced Hysteroscopy
Hysteroscopy at Birla Fertility & IVF
Hysteroscopy is a procedure performed to look inside the uterus and correct a few common gynaecological problems. It is performed using a hysteroscope (a long thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and uterus) under local anaesthesia. Hysteroscopy is generally an out-patient procedure that requires no hospitalisation.
At Birla Fertility & IVF, we offer a complete range of basic and advanced hysteroscopy procedures to diagnose and treat issues like polyps, fibroids and uterine adhesions that may be interfering with your ability to become pregnant.
A hysteroscopy is recommended for women with:
Infertility related issues
Hysteroscopy Procedures at Birla Fertility & IVF
Our range of hysteroscopy procedures include:
Diagnostic hysteroscopy is done to diagnose problems in the uterus such as uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, abnormal menstrual bleeding, adhesions in the uterus and endometrial cancer. It is recommended for patients with unexplained infertility or with a history of recurrent miscarriages.
Hysteroscopic Polypectomy is the preferred procedure to remove polyps in the uterus. Polyps are small, generally benign growths in the endometrial lining of the uterus. Presence of polyps can also impact fertility.
Hysteroscopic Metroplasty is used to correct a rare Mullerian anomaly characterised by abnormal shape of the lateral walls in the uterine cavity (T-shaped uterus). In this condition, the uterus is divided by a thin wall of tissue called a septum that can prevent the embryo from implanting in the uterus.
Hysteroscopic Myomectomy is done to remove uterine fibroids – common non-cancerous growths that can develop in the uterus.
Hysteroscopic adhesiolysis involves the removal of adhesions – bands of scar tissue that can develop in and between reproductive organs as a result of conditions like endometriosis, inflammatory diseases, infections, and surgeries in the pelvic region.
Hysteroscopic Tubal Cannulation
Problems in the fallopian tubes are a common cause of subfertility in women. Hysteroscopic tubal cannulation is a minimally invasive procedure which requires no incision to diagnose and treat conditions like tubal blockage.
Hysteroscopic Endometrial Scratching
Hysteroscopic endometrial scratching is a procedure performed to improve chances of successful implantation after embryo transfer in an IVF or IVF-ICSI cycle.
The Hysteroscopy Process
The procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes and is done under local anaesthesia. During the procedure:
You will be asked to lie down, and given local anaesthesia
An instrument (speculum) is inserted into your vagina to keep it open
The vagina and cervix are disinfected and a hysteroscope (long, thin tube with a camera on one end) is passed into your uterus through the cervix
Saline solution is gently pumped into the uterus through the hysteroscope to make it easier for the doctor to see inside the uterus
Pictures of the uterus taken by the camera at the end of the hysteroscope are transmitted on a screen where they are examined to spot any anomalies
In case abnormalities like fibroids or polyps are detected, fine surgical instruments can be passed along the hysteroscope to collect samples and treat the abnormal tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Hysteroscopy surgeries hurt?
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under local anaesthesia. It can cause some mild discomfort during the procedure, like what you may experience during a pap smear.
What are the risks of Hysteroscopy Procedures?
Hysteroscopy is a safe procedure. In extremely rare cases, bleeding, infection, intrauterine scarring, or injury to the cervix, uterus, bowel, and bladder can occur.
What are the advantages of Hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy has several benefits such as shorter hospital stays, lesser recovery time and lower post-operative pain. It also helps in diagnosing any anomaly inside the uterus that may be impacting the ability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term.
What is the difference between a Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy?
Laparoscopy is performed under general anaesthetic and is used for a detailed inspection of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tube. It is a keyhole procedure where the laparoscope is inserted through a small cut. Hysteroscopy does not require any incisions; however, it is done to look only inside the uterus. Hysteroscopy is often done in tandem with laparoscopy.
I am grateful to the team of Birla Fertility & IVF for my smooth hysteroscopy process. I was having a problem with abnormal uterine bleeding, which eventually affects my ovulation. The overall experience with the hospital was very satisfying and easy.
As a healthcare team, the Birla Fertility team is the best. When it comes to IVF treatment and other fertility treatments, the team ensures you provide the best facilities and care. They have all the latest technology with advanced medical equipment. Highly recommend the hospital.
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