A hysteroscopy is a type of minimally invasive surgery that’s often used to diagnose abnormal bleeding. In this outpatient procedure, your Maetozo Total Woman’s Care of Saint Augustine doctor places a hysteroscope, a slender lighted tube, through your cervix and into your uterus.
During a hysteroscopy, your doctor examines your inner uterus and fallopian tubes on a screen nearby. If your doctor discovers the reason for your heavy bleeding, for example uterine fibroids, she can remove those right away.
If you have abnormal bleeding and other treatments haven’t yielded relief, you may need an endometrial ablation during your hysteroscopy. An endometrial ablation removes all of your uterine lining.
Recovery is generally smooth, taking a week or less.