A hysteroscopy is a procedure done under anesthesia that enables our fertility doctors to better evaluate your uterine cavity. With assistance from abdominal ultrasound and dilatation of your cervix, your doctor will introduce a thin camera device (called a “hysteroscope”) past your cervix and into your uterus. This device is like a telescope that can “see” into your uterus and capture images you can view after your procedure.
Once able to view your uterine cavity, your doctor may need to remove adhesions (scar tissue), small fibroids, or polyps. Your doctor will choose the most appropriate device for this, but a morcellator device is often used. Morcellators are shaped thin like hysteroscopes and essentially “shave” off polyps or fibroids from your uterine cavity.
This process is relatively quick, and you’ll experience little discomfort afterwards. During recovery, you may experience minimal bleeding and possibly mild uterine cramping.