Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to understand/diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a Hysteroscope, a thin light tube which is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside area of the uterus and the lining. The tip is gently moved through the cervix into the uterus.
But this procedure will not allow your doctor to view the conditions occur inside the wall of the uterus or outside the uterus. While hysteroscopy allows visualization of the openings to the fallopian tubes to the uterine cavity and restricts the view for direct examination of the fallopian tubes.
With Hysteroscopy, your doctor can consider treating various conditions like, abnormal vaginal bleeding, polyps, anatomic abnormalities, any scars due to previous surgical procedures such as dilatation and curettage and retained placenta. It can also be used for surgical sterilization and to decide the doctor to localize an area for endometrial biopsy.
Hysteroscopy is not recommended to perform if you are suffering with uterine or cervical cancer.
Prior to this procedure your doctor will do a physical examination and also will mentally prepare you first before doing the checkups.