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HYSTEROSCOPY

Hysteroscopy is a diagnostic and surgical procedure that makes examining the inside of the uterus possible without making an abdominal cut (incision). During hysteroscopy, a lighted viewing instrument called a hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus. Treatment such as a dilation and curettage (D&C) can also be done through the hysteroscope during the same procedure.

Hysteroscopy usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. It is done as an outpatient procedure. General anesthesia is usually used.

Hysteroscopy is used both to diagnose and treat abnormal vaginal bleeding.

DILATION AND CURETTAGE

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure in which your doctor removes tissue from the inside of your uterus.

Dilation and curettage is used to diagnose or treat various uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine lining after a miscarriage or abortion.

In a diagnostic D&C, your doctor takes a sample of the tissue that lines your uterus (the endometrium) so tests can be performed on it. This is may be done when:

Your doctor will send the tissue sample to a lab for tests, which may check for:

 

D&C can also be used to treat a condition (called a therapeutic D&C)

In a therapeutic D&C, your doctor removes the contents of your uterus.

Your doctor can do this to:

 

Please contact OB GYN Associates for information or questions regarding the hysteroscopy and D&C procedure.