Hysteroscopy is a viewing procedure that can be used to diagnose uterine conditions or as a tool for treating them. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their team use hysteroscopy after detecting abnormalities during pelvic exams. To schedule your next pelvic exam and see if you can benefit from hysteroscopy, call Modern OBGYN Care or book an appointment online today.
Hysteroscopy is a viewing procedure that gives your gynecologist a detailed, up-close look inside your uterus. It can help diagnose underlying complications causing abnormal bleeding and other concerning symptoms.
During the procedure, your provider uses a slim, lighted tube called a hysteroscope to see inside your uterus. They can make a diagnosis using the results or can even use the technique to perform various treatments or procedures. The team at Modern OBGYN Care tells you if you need a diagnostic hysteroscopy or an operative hysteroscopy.
The team at Modern OBGYN Care may recommend hysteroscopy to you after detecting abnormalities during a routine pelvic exam or Pap test. They can use the procedure for further assessment or to treat a condition or abnormality they’ve already diagnosed.
Your provider might use hysteroscopy to:
You cannot safely get a hysteroscopy if you’re pregnant, so you should let your provider know if there’s any possibility of pregnancy ahead of time. The team asks a series of questions before your procedure and allows you to ask your own questions about what to expect during the test.
Immediately following your hysteroscopy, you might have some lingering discomfort as the anesthesia wears off. Cramping and light vaginal bleeding are normal for the first few days as you recover from a hysteroscopy, but you can go back to your typical routine immediately. However, you shouldn’t have sexual intercourse for at least two weeks after the procedure.
If you experience more severe side effects after hysteroscopy, like heavy bleeding or intense pain, you should report them to the team at Modern OBGYN Care right away. They may ask you to come back in for follow-up care and testing.
After a diagnostic hysteroscopy, you may need additional treatments or services from the team at Modern OBGYN Care, depending on their findings. For example, if the team finds abnormal cervical cells, a possible indication of cervical cancer, they may recommend a Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) to remove them.
To schedule your next well woman exam and find out if you need a hysteroscopy, call Modern OBGYN Care or book an appointment online today.