What is Hysteroscopic Surgery?
A hysteroscopy is a way for your doctor to look at the lining of your uterus. A thin viewing tool called a hysteroscope is used during the surgery. The tip of the hysteroscope is put into your vagina and gently moved through the cervix into the uterus. The hysteroscope has a light and camera attached to it to allow your doctor to view your lining (endometrium) on a video screen.
Why need Hysteroscopic Surgery?
A hysteroscopy may be done to find the cause of abnormal bleeding or bleeding that occurs after a woman has passed menopause. It also may be done to see if there is a problem in your uterus that is preventing you from becoming pregnant (infertility). On top of that, a hysteroscopy can be used to remove growths in the uterus, such as fibroids or polyps.
Another surgery, called a laparoscopy, may also be done at the same time as a hysteroscopy if infertility is a problem.