Essay About Hysteroscopy

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FAQs about Hysteroscopy Q1. What is Hysteroscopy? Examination of a woman’s internal organs can be very useful for diagnosis and treatment of various problems. Directly seeing the outer aspect of the internal organs is done via laparoscopy which inserts a small telescope through a small one centimetre incision in the abdomen and few half centimetre incisions for the operating instruments. However, if we want to see the inside of the uterus, we need to insert a long, lighted telescope, the size of a straw, from below, the vagina, into your uterus. This is a natural passage through which the telescope enters the uterus. A camera is screwed over the outer end of the telescope and a beautiful, magnified view of the inside of the uterus is projected on a monitor. The telescope is covered by a sheath through the side of which can be passed thin operating scissors, forceps and cautery instruments. This procedure is called Hysteroscopy (hystero means uterus and scopy refers to telescopy). No cut is made on the body, either the abdomen or the vagina for Hysteroscopy. Q2. What is hysteroscopy done for? Hysteroscopy is very useful in cases of infertility to find whether anything inside the uterus is preventing a woman from getting pregnant. It is recommended to combine Laparoscopy for a view of the outside of…show more content…
The risks with hysteroscopy are mostly minor in nature because any surgery done is under vision. These occur in not more than 2% of procedures and often resolve by simple measures. There can be puncture of the uterus or cervix by the hysteroscope or the tiny operating instruments used; there may be fluid retention in body, bleeding or infections. Serious complications are rare and are further decreased by use of better systems of electro-cautery. The complication rates are also dependant on the training and expertise of the

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