Bleeding heavily or irregularly could be a sign of a uterine issue like fibroids or polyps. To determine what’s causing your abnormal bleeding, the Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, team in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, uses hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, involves a scope that gives your providers an internal view of the uterus. Schedule your appointment online, or call the office to book a visit today.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive viewing procedure that Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, uses to diagnose and evaluate uterine conditions. The process uses a lighted scope called a hysteroscope, which projects a detailed view of the inside of your uterus onto a nearby screen.
During a hysteroscopy, the team inserts the hysteroscopy into your uterus by way of your vagina. This way, you don’t need any incisions. In some cases, they use the image on the screen from the hysteroscope to guide the tools as they make repairs or treat issues affecting your uterus.
Before making any repairs or evaluations, the team delivers carbon dioxide gas or saline fluid into your uterus to expand the organ for a better view. They let you know of any findings during the procedure and might take a biopsy through the hysteroscope for further testing.
There are multiple reasons why the team at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, might use hysteroscopy for your diagnosis or treatment.
The most common purpose of hysteroscopy is to evaluate abnormal bleeding, which can be a symptom of several uterine complications. For example, you might bleed heavily, irregularly, or hardly at all during your menstrual cycle.
Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, also uses hysteroscopy to:
If your provider recommends a hysteroscopy, they explain their reasoning in detail. Then, before the procedure, you have many opportunities to ask questions and find out what to expect during and after the visit.
You can go home the very same day as your hysteroscopy at Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC. However, depending on the type of anesthesia used, you might need to spend a little extra time in a recovery room for monitoring. Once the anesthesia wears off, your provider lets you know when you’re free to leave.
In the days following a hysteroscopy, you might feel some cramping or experience light bleeding. These are typical side effects and shouldn’t concern you. The team might provide you with medications to ease any cramping and discomfort during your recovery.
If you experience any heavy bleeding, severe pain, or a fever, you should get in touch with Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, as soon as possible.
To schedule an appointment and find out if you could benefit from hysteroscopy, call Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, or book a visit online today.