Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive method that involves inserting a narrow scope through the cervix into the uterus to examine any growths, like polyps or fibroids, which could hinder successful conception or result in miscarriage. With its ability to proficiently detect abnormalities within the uterine cavity, hysteroscopy can enhance IVF success rates.
Hysteroscopy plays a significant part in investigating infertility by identifying potential uterine alterations that could hinder implantation or growth during conception. Roughly 10% of fertility issues are attributable to uterine complications.
How Does HYSTEROSCOPY Work?
Patients are conscious during the procedure but receive sedation or pain medication. If other procedures, such as laparoscopy, are carried out concurrently, patients will be put under general anesthesia. A complete bladder is necessary to obtain an unobstructed view of all organs on the imaging scan.
The fertility specialist employs a hysteroscope, which is essentially a slender fibre-optic telescope, to examine the uterine cavity and identify any potential problems thoroughly; this process entails inserting the device through the cervix. This diagnostic or therapeutic measure typically lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and poses minimal risks.