A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the womb (uterus).
It is usually performed to investigate problems such as unusual vaginal bleeding, and can also be used to diagnose and treat conditions including fibroids and polyps.
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A hysteroscopy is usually performed as an outpatient but can be arranged as a day case procedure.
It's carried out using a hysteroscope, a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end, which is passed into your womb through your vagina. Images are sent to a monitor so your doctor or specialist nurse can see inside your womb.
In some cases, a small piece of lining of the womb will be taken to determine if you need any further treatment. This is called a biopsy. The hysteroscopy procedure usually takes about 10 minutes.
After your operation, a member of the team will explain any follow-up arrangements or any treatments. If a biopsy was taken, the results of this will be given to you at a later date.
Treatment will depend on your diagnosis and will be discussed with you.
A hysteroscopy is usually carried out by a Consultant, Senior Doctor or a nurse Specialist.
They are supported by a team of both Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.
Where to find us
RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW
Clinic 2, Level 1, Centre for Women’s Health, RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW.
Call us on 01392 406503.
Patient leaflets and documents
Women’s Health Counsellors are part of the team providing care in The Centre for Women’s Health. We offer emotional support for women accessing the services of Gynaecology.
Gynaecology referrals for counselling support include:-
- Decision making when considering gynaecology surgery, e.g. Hysterectomy
- Post-operatively, within 4 months of surgery taking place.
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