Tubal Ligation Reversal Center
With modern medicine comes modern technology, which allows doctors better access to many areas of your body without invasive procedures. A hysteroscopy is one procedure that gives the team at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center an opportunity to investigate and treat uterine problems. A hysteroscopy is an outpatient procedure, which means there’s minimal downtime. If you’re in the Buckhead Atlanta area and experiencing problems with your uterus that need closer investigation, call the office in Loganville, Georgia, or schedule a consultation online.
Hysteroscopy Q & A
What is a hysteroscopy?
A hysteroscopy finds and treats problems in your uterus. During the procedure, your doctor at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center inserts a hysteroscope, which is a small, lighted instrument with a camera, into your uterus through your vagina. The camera sends images of your uterus to a screen, allowing your doctor to take a closer look at the area.
Why do I need a hysteroscopy?
The doctors turn to a hysteroscopy to determine what’s behind your problem and rectify it, when possible. The most common reasons why your doctor recommends a hysteroscopy are:
- To determine whether polyps or fibroids are causing your abnormal bleeding
- To locate an intrauterine device
- To look at your uterus if you’ve had two or more miscarriages in a row
- To see if there’s a congenital deformity in your uterus
The hysteroscopy is one of the most valuable tools at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center arsenal because it not only allows a closer investigation of your uterus, the doctors are also able to treat some issues, including removing:
- Polyps and fibroids
- Adhesions in the uterus
- Endometrial tissue
What happens during a hysteroscopy?
The Tubal Ligation Reversal Center doctors can perform hysteroscopies in the office. Depending on your situation, they give you either local or general anesthesia to help with any discomfort or pain.
Before inserting any instruments, your doctor fills your uterus with gas or fluid to expand it for better viewing. With everything ready, your doctor inserts the small lighted camera into your uterus and studies the images on the screen.
Depending on why you’re getting the procedure, the hysteroscopy may be purely exploratory, or the doctor may remove anything they see that might be giving you problems, such as polyps or fibroids.
If this is the case, the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center houses a suction morcellator, which allows the doctor to cut and remove the tissue at the same time, a process that previously required two separate passes. As a result, the suction morcellator cuts down on both time and risk.
While a hysteroscopy is minimally invasive, you may feel some discomfort and cramping for a few days after, which you can treat with over-the-counter pain medications.
If you’re experiencing problems with your uterus, a hysteroscopy provides answers and a solution. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.