Hysteroscopy is a closed surgical method used in the diagnosis and treatment of the growths in the uterus. The device called hysteroscope used for this method is basically an instrument with a camera and light at the end. In this method, with which the inside of the uterus is examined by inserting through the vagina, the hysteroscope enlarges the image and transfers it to a monitor. Thus, a better view and clarity is provided.
Hysteroscopy is performed under local, or general anaesthesia in the operating or examination rooms. It is being performed in determining the causes of abnormal vaginal bleeding, in the treatment of intrauterine formations or adhesions such as fibroids, in inserting plugs into the fallopian tubes to provide permanent birth control, in the extraction of intrauterine devices with nonvisible threads, in the detection and treatment of congenital uterine anomalies, in unexplained infertility and recurrent pregnancy losses with the purpose of examining the uterus.
Since there is no incision during the surgery, the healing happens quite fast. When the effect of anaesthesia wears off, the patient can return home on the same day after the operation. Groin pain and vaginal discharge with slight bleeding may have been observed after the operation.
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