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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Dr. Hector Chapa
I agree with Dr Lee. The hysteroscopy allows the polypectomy to be done. Now, there are small devises that work with the hysteroscope to "eat and remove" these masses in the cavity. These are called Hysteroscopic morcellators and are very effective.
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Yes

A diagnostic hysteroscopy is done inspect the uterine cavity by endoscopy with access through the cervix and can be done without anesthesia.
An operative hysteroscopy is done when there is need to remove uterine polyps, fibroids or other masses and is done under general anesthesia.

In brief: Yes

A diagnostic hysteroscopy is done inspect the uterine cavity by endoscopy with access through the cervix and can be done without anesthesia.
An operative hysteroscopy is done when there is need to remove uterine polyps, fibroids or other masses and is done under general anesthesia.
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