The abnormalities of the uterus detected during normal hysteroscopy can be corrected using Operative Hysteroscopy. It can be performed along with diagnostic hysteroscopy by inserting small instruments through the hysteroscope thus avoiding a second surgery. It is used to treat the following conditions
Polyps and fibroids Polyps and fibroids (non cancerous growths) present on the lining of the uterine cavity cause abnormal uterine bleeding. The tissue attaching it to the uterus can be cut using hysteroscope and the fibroids/polyps are removed.
Adhesions Scar tissues are formed as a result of any trauma to the uterus such as myomectomy or D&C procedure. This may cause infertility, repeated miscarriages or menstrual problems. Hysteroscopy may be used to cut this scar tissue to rebuild the uterine cavity.
Septum- A congenital abnormality of the uterus in which the uterine cavity is divided by a longitudinal septum is known as uterine septum. This can be diagnosed and treated using hysteroscopy.
Abnormal bleeding during menstrual cycles which includes heavy periods, bleeding between periods or after menopause can be diagnosed using hysteroscopy. The process of destroying the uterine lining to treat abnormal uterine bleeding is called endometrial ablation and can be performed using hysteroscopy.
Hysteroscopy is a minimal invasive procedure and involves less recovery time and less pain. The risks associated with the process are minimal and involve the risks associated with anesthesia, intrauterine scarring, infection etc. Your fertility specialist at Fertile Solutions IVF & Research Center can provide you with details regarding the procedure and cost.