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What is Hysteroscopy?

Dr Yap Lip Kee is a renowned gynaecologist in Singapore Gynae Consultancy Pte Ltd. Here, he has shared a useful power point presentation on hysteroscopy which is a proven way to view the inside of the uterus and spot an issue, if any.

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What is Hysteroscopy?

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  1. What is Hysteroscopy? • Hysteroscopy is a procedure through which a doctor can get a clear view of uterus in order to carry out a better diagnosis and cure any disease accordingly. It is basically used to know the causes of abnormal bleeding.

  2. The procedure is performed by using a thin lighted tube which is carefully inserted into the vagina for examining the cervix and the uterus. It can be both diagnostic as well as operative.

  3. View Through a Hysteroscope • A special liquid is commonly used to widen the uterine cavity for proper examination. The below given video is of a normal uterus during hysteroscopy. The view is obtained by attaching a light weight camera to the hysteroscope.

  4. The time it takes can range from five minutes to even an hour. This depends whether it is operative or diagnostic. Some women can face a little discomfort during the procedure but it is bearable. Still some candidates prefer to be sedated or even have a general anesthesia during hysteroscopy. The view of the uterine cavity varies at different time during the cycle. At the specific time period when there is much shedding of the lining the view is usually unclear.

  5. View of Uterine Cavity During Menses

  6. Symptoms of Uterine Cavity Abnormal uterine bleeding, including heavy, irregular, prolonged and inter-menstrual bleeding Infertility Miscellaneous

  7. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding are: Polyps (both cervical and endometrial) Uterine fibroids

  8. Cervical Polyps: • Polyp arising from the cervical canal.

  9. This cervical polyp has a long stalk.

  10. Endometrial Polyps

  11. Small polyp arising from endometrium

  12. Uterine Fibroids • A uterine fibroid is a leiomyoma (malignant tumor made up of smooth muscle tissue) that arises from the smooth muscle layer known as myometrium of the uterus.

  13. Contact Info Address: 3 Mount Elizabeth #09-07, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510 Tel: (65) 6734 3328 Fax: (65) 6736 2328 Email:clinic@gynae.com.sg Website:www.gynae.com.sg

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