Hysteroscopy (OPH) is a gynaecological procedure which will involves an examination of the inside of your uterus (womb) with a thin telescope, attached to a camera. I perform this under TIVA anaesthesia.
What are the indications?
- To investigate and/ or treat abnormal bleeding, this includes post- menopausal bleeding.
- to remove a polyp seen on an ultrasound scan.
- or to remove a coil with missing threads.
How long does a hysteroscopy take?
- It usually takes 10-15 minutes.
- It may take longer if you are having any additional procedures.
How will I feel afterwards?
- You may feel pain or discomfort after surgery.
- Please do not use a tampon after surgery and use a sanitary towel.
Risks associated with hysteroscopy
- Pain, feeling faint or sick, bleeding, infection.
- Rarely uterine perforation (damage to the wall of the uterus).
The types of hysteroscopy
- Therapeutic (see MyoSure and NovaSure).