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What is a Hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a procedure where a camera is used to look into the uterus. It is used to examine the cavity to look for any changes or growths that could explain a change in bleeding patterns or for a suspected cancer. This is a ‘day case’ in that the patient is discharged on the same day.

What does a Hysteroscopy entail?

It is performed in theatre and will involve an anaesthetic. The cervix (neck of the womb) is dilated to the size of the camera, usually 6mm. The view within the womb may show polyps, fibroids or thickened lining. A biopsy is often taken.

The entire procedure will take about 30-60 minutes from start to finish.

Objectives of a Hysteroscopy

It is performed to look for reasons for a change in bleeding or any abnormal/unexpected bleeding. It can also be used if an ultrasound shows a polyp.

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