Hysteroscopy involves checking the cavity of the uterus (womb) with the help of a telescope attached to a screen. This procedure helps in identifying any abnormalities in the uterus and is one of the most commonly performed procedure in those with infertility. The most commonly seen problems are small swelling in the form of polyp, fibroids, adhesions and septa. It also helps in opening tubes in women with blocked tubes. Like laparoscopy, this also can also be performed on a day care basis enabling women to go home the same day.
Polyps – Hysteroscopy helps in identifying and removing polyps that are commonly seen more in women of reproductive age group. Removal of these polyps leads to alleviation of symptoms, especially bleeding problems. These surgeries are done on a day-care basis allowing women to go home the same day of surgery.
Fibroids – Fibroids in the cavity of uterus can be the cause for infertility and bleeding symptoms. Small fibroids in the cavity of uterus can be removed by Hysteroscopic method.
Tubal block – This is relatively common cause for infertility. Hysteroscopic cannulation is a technique which is performed to open blocked tubes. The success rate of this procedure is quite high.
Septal Resection – This is one of the developmental problems of genital tract where the cavity of uterus is divided into two halves. The septum can be successfully removed by Hysteroscopic surgery thereby improving pregnancy outcome.
Intrauterine Adhesions – This is a condition that can lead to menstrual problems and infertility. Hysteroscopically the adhesions can be cut to retain the normal shape of uterus and relieving the symptoms.