What is a hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a procedure which uses a fine telescope, called a hysteroscope, to examine the cavity of uterus (womb). It is performed in theatre normally as a day care procedure.

What are the benefits of hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy provides detailed information of uterus than sonography (TVS) A hysteroscopy can help to find the cause of the problems, such as:

  • Infertility - to visualise the cavity & to see both tubal ostia.
  • Heavy, vaginal bleeding ,irregular bleeding- for diagnosis & therapeutic curettage i.e. Cleaning of uterus & curettings to be sent for histopathological examination.
  • Excision of lesions like Polyp,Submucus fibroids  through hysteroscopy without  cutting The abdomen
  • Removal of displaced intrauterine devices.
  • Resection of septum or uterine synechae

Patient can resume her normal duties next day after the hysteroscopy, she can take regular diet, she is advised to follow the prescribed medications.




Tubal ostia

Uterine Cavity   Uterine Adhesions


Septum in uterine cavity   Submucous Myoma


Maggots in uterine cavity   Tubal Cannulation