What does a hysteroscopy treat?
A hysteroscopy might be recommended in cases of:
- Heavy and/or long menstrual periods.
- Bleeding between periods.
- Bleeding after menopause.
- Irregular cycles.
- Severe cramping.
- Frequent miscarriages (lost pregnancies).
- A displaced intrauterine device (IUD).
- Difficulty getting pregnant (infertility).
What to expect with a hysteroscopy
A hysteroscopy can involve local or general anesthesia, and is carried out by a gynaecologist. The hysteroscope is carefully moved through the cervix into the uterus to allow the gynaecologist to see the uterus lining, with the help of a video screen. Based on what is identified at the time of hysteroscopy, various treatment options may be available.