Uterine Cavity Scope (Hysteroscopy)

A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive medical procedure used to look inside the uterus to diagnose problems.

A hysteroscopy involves the use of a thin instrument called a hysteroscope. It is passed through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus to find the cause of a possible problem, to look for cancer in the lining of the uterus, or to facilitate an operation.

Hysteroscopy with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and all over the world choose Clearpoint Health for hysteroscopy. Our gynecologists have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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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.

Recovery after a hysteroscopy

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not require an overnight stay, and it is necessary that the patient have someone on-hand to drive them home.

Next steps: Book your hysteroscopy consultation

If you are ready to discuss a hysteroscopy with our gynaecologists, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Potential risks and complications