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Reasons You May Need a Hysteroscopy

Feb 23, 2023
A hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that can diagnose and treat many issues associated with infertility, abnormal bleeding, and more. Find out how it can help you.

A hysteroscopy is a versatile procedure that can help solve several vaginal and infertility-related issues. The procedure doesn’t involve a lengthy recovery, is easy to tolerate, and can diagnose and even treat numerous problems. 

At Gen 5 Fertility, we offer fertility and ovarian rejuvenation treatments for people of different situations, ages, and needs. One of these is a hysteroscopy, which our providers — Dr. Samuel Wood, Dr. Benito Villanueva, and Dr. Martin Bastuba — perform in-office at our San Diego, California, location.  

Hysteroscopy 101

Hysteroscopies are minimally invasive procedures where we use a hysteroscope to look inside your uterus. This device is a thin tube with a camera attached so we can view your vagina and cervix on a monitor, which allows us to visualize any internal abnormalities. 

If necessary, we simultaneously perform a biopsy — taking a small tissue sample. Other times, we may perform minor surgery called operative hysteroscopy. After the procedure, you can return to normal activities immediately or within 24 hours. 

You won’t need to be asleep for the procedure, but a sedative may help keep you comfortable and calm. There are few complications associated with a hysteroscopy, but you may experience slight bleeding or cramping afterward. Pregnant women and those with active pelvic infections should not have this procedure.

Who needs a hysteroscopy? 

You might consider getting a hysteroscopy for various reasons. Because the procedure is adaptable, has few side effects, and requires little to no recovery time, it can be a fantastic choice for diagnosing or treating several issues. 

Infertility concerns 

If you’ve been trying to get pregnant and can’t, or you’ve experienced multiple miscarriages, a hysteroscopy could help us determine why. This procedure can bring issues to light that could affect your ability to have a baby, such as polyps, scar tissue, or fibroids. 

Treating the causes of infertility 

A hysteroscopy can also be a great tool for treating certain fertility problems. We can remove growths and adhesions during this procedure to increase your chances of getting pregnant. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, we might also be able to open them up. 

Abnormal bleeding

Abnormal bleeding and pain may or may not be related to fertility, but a hysteroscopy can help determine the reasons behind these issues. If you’re bleeding too heavily, too long, between periods, or after menopause, a hysteroscopy can help find out why.

Pelvic pain 

Some people experience unexplained or severe pelvic pain and cramping, making it hard to live their day-to-day lives. If you experience this type of discomfort, a hysteroscopy could help you find the cause. 

Find out where to go next with a hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy can bring a problem with health or infertility to light or even solve it. This procedure may be recommended for many reasons and has helped countless people get closer to their dream of having a child. 

To schedule a hysteroscopy, visit our San Diego, California, office today. Call us, or book an appointment online at your convenience.