INTEGRIS Bennett Fertility

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3433 NW 56th
Bldg. B, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Hysteroscopy

This is a procedure in which a thin telescope (hysteroscope) is placed into the uterus through the cervix in order to diagnose and treat abnormalities. The cervix (mouth of the uterus) is dilated to accommodate the hysteroscope. Fluid or gas is introduced into the uterine cavity to distend it. If an abnormality is detected, treatment is often rendered immediately. Hysteroscopy may be performed in conjunction with laparoscopy or alone. It may be done under general, regional, or local anesthesia.

Indications

Hysteroscopy is often performed to diagnose and treat abnormal uterine bleeding. Endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, scar tissue, chronic infection, and certain birth defects of the uterus can be diagnosed  and  treated by hysteroscopy.

Contraindications, complications, adverse effects

Complications are rare and may include perforation of the uterus or other types of injury to the reproductive tract; excessive fluid absorption (leading to metabolic, heart, or breathing problems); bleeding, or infection. Common adverse effects are uterine bleeding and abdominal cramps. Contraindications to hysteroscopy include pregnancy, infection,
certain cancers, and severe heart or lung compromise.