If you’re suffering through abnormally heavy bleeding, severe pain, infertility, or other problems and you need answers, a hysteroscopy procedure at Cary OB/GYN in Morrisville and Cary, North Carolina, can help. Hysteroscopy allows your OB/GYN to view your inner uterus in detail, and it’s also a treatment procedure that can remove scar tissue or make other necessary corrections. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which your Cary OB/GYN doctor diagnoses and sometimes also treats uterine problems like heavy bleeding. During a hysteroscopy, your OB/GYN views the inside of your uterus through a slim lighted tool (the hysteroscope). This allows your OB/GYN to see fibroids or other uterine growths up-close.
If necessary, your OB/GYN uses specialized tools to remove fibroids, scar tissue, or other uterine growths to address the cause of your pain, heavy bleeding, or other symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for hysteroscopy?
Your Cary OB/GYN doctor may recommend hysteroscopy if you’re dealing with abnormal menstrual bleeding, severe pain, infertility, or other issues characteristic of uterus problems. Most healthy women are good candidates for hysteroscopy if recommended by their OB/GYN.
What is the hysteroscopy procedure like?
Hysteroscopy is usually performed on-site at Cary OB/GYN. You’ll get anesthesia (typically local) to prevent pain, and you may also take a medication to aid in relaxation. Your OB/GYN inserts a speculum into your vagina, and then gently dilates your cervix to insert the hysteroscope into your uterus.
Your OB/GYN flushes either carbon dioxide or saline into your uterus to expand it and enhance their view. After viewing your inner uterus in detail through the hysteroscope, your OB/GYN can use additional specialized surgical tools to remove growths if needed. Finally, your OB/GYN withdraws the hysteroscope, and the procedure is complete.
What is recovery like after hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is usually an outpatient procedure, and you can return home shortly afterward. You may have some cramping and bleeding. This is normal, and your OB/GYN will advise you regarding effective pain relief. Most patients feel better after a few days or less.
Does hysteroscopy damage my fertility?
No, a hysteroscopy doesn’t damage your fertility. In fact, it might help. For example, if you’re struggling with infertility because of suspected fibroids or endometriosis, hysteroscopy can definitively diagnose the problem and remove the growths, so you conceive without barriers.
You can count on the Cary OB/GYN team for hysteroscopy and other minimally invasive procedures that identify issues and solve problems, with minimal downtime. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at the office nearest you.