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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Hysteroscopy (Overview)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered into the uterine cavity.


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What's a hysteroscopy for?

What's a hysteroscopy for?

Uterine cavity: Hysteroscopy involves inspection of the uterine cavity using a fiber optic endoscope with access through the cervix. It allows for diagnosis of intrauterine disease and serves as a method for surgical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
338 Doctors shared insights

Hysteroscopy (Overview)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered into the uterine cavity.


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Why will the Dr do a hysteroscopy?

See the uterus: To directly visualized the lining of the uterus and possible biopsies and occasional treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a hysteroscopy?

Is it normal to need a hysteroscopy?

Nope: Hysteroscopies aren't part of a well woman's exam. If your doctor recommends it, it's usually to address abnormal bleeding, a lost iud, or to evaluate for infertility. Now it's also used for permanent birth control. ...Read more

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Anyone have perf with a hysteroscopy?

Anyone have perf with a hysteroscopy?

Uterine Perforation: It can happen but rarely if appropriate measures are taken. Ie - knowing the position, size, and shape of the uterus before inserting instruments (exam +/- ultrasound). Experienced gyn surgeons rarely perf a uterus and if it does occur, they can recognize it immediately. Midline perfs usually heal well, lateral trauma can damage blood vessels & need repair. So, it's uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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What could cause pain after a hysteroscopy?

What could cause pain after a hysteroscopy?

Cramping/ gas?: If there is pain to the shoulder / upper abdomen this could be associated with gas introduced into the area during the hysteroscopy. Post operative cramping can also occur. ...Read more

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Should I abstain from sex before a hysteroscopy?

Not necessarily: Depends in part on the reason for the hysterectomy, but generally this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered into the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spotting & cramping after. I usually prescribe Ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) following these & most patients do very well and return to work/school the next day. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy: The main complication of hysteroscopy is perforation of the uterus. If the hysteroscopy is a lengthy one, there is the possibility of excessive absorption of the fluid necessary for distention of the uterus. If heat is used for certain treatment, there is the possibility of un-intentional burns. There are other complications common to all surgeries, such as infection, drug reaction, etc.. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy: does one need a few hours or a whole day of recovery time?

Hysteroscopy: does one need a few hours or a whole day of recovery time?

Few hours is fine: Simple hysteroscopy for essure placement, iud removal, polyp excision, or simple diagnosis requires very little recovery time if done under local. Most patients feel little discomfort (minor cramps) & can use advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed. If done under general anesthesia, you may need 24 hours to recover from the anesthetic. ...Read more

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I don't want to get a Hysterosalpingogarm, is there any other option for me? I've already had a hysteroscopy back in February.

Two options: Two options: 1: Laparoscopic surgery 2: Sonohysterogram with special fluid with air bubbles may be able to outline the tubes. But, similar to a hysterosalpingogram ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

Overall very safe: A diagnostic hysteroscopy carries a small risk of uterine perforation, bleeding or infection. Operative hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids or an abnormal uterine septum (wall) carries a higher risk of perforation. ...Read more

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Why would a 70 year female need a hysteroscopy?

Why would a 70 year female need a hysteroscopy?

Bleeding: Further defining the endocervical and endometrial cavities and directed biopies. ...Read more

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Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

It is where the telescope goes: Laparoscopy goes in the abdomen to look at the abdomen and the pelvis hysteroscopy looks inside the vagina the cervix and uterus. ...Read more

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Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Yes: Start with mild exercise such as walking. If the activity induces bleeding, slow down or stop. ...Read more

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Can I still have a baby if I had a hysteroscopy done?

Yes: As long as the hysteroscopy did not cause a complication or diagnose a problem like intrauterine adhesions or infection or blocked tubes that would prevent pregnancy without treatment. ...Read more

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How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

Couple days: This is usually done under light sedation or general anesthesia. It's a simple procedure and pain-wise, recovery is not too bad with mild cramps & spotting. If you need to recover from gen anesthesia, it may take 1-2 days. We sometimes also perform endometrial ablations if permanent sterilization has been done. This may eliminate bleeding & recovery is usually the same. Discuss it with your gyn. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be performed in the clinic or in an operating room, depending on the physician and the problem being investigated. Most ob/gyn's perform hysteroscopy, and yes you would need to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to detemine that you need this exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use a loop through the hysteroscope to shave off and retrieve the polyp. ...Read more

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10 days ago I had d&c hysteroscopy and a polyp removed, now what?

Now what?: Depends on 1) why you had the surgery, 2) what you are trying to accomplish. If you had surgery for bleeding, you follow post-op instructions, and follow up with your surgeon in a few weeks. If you're trying to conceive you can ask your doctor; if this is what you are asking, we may be able to help some here. ...Read more