The Uterus or womb is a hollow pear shaped organ which sits in low abdomen or the pelvic area. It has a bladder in front of it and a rectum behind it. At the top of the uterus extending from the side located two Fallopian tubes which lead to the ovaries. At the base of the uterus is the cervix, which opens into the vagina. The uterus is held in place by the structures called ligaments and has rich blood supply from vessels called uterine arteries.
The reasons for diagnostic hysteroscopy
- Evaluate abnormal uterine bleeding
- Investigate cases of infertility
- Investigate repeated miscarriages
- Detect abnormal growths
A hysteroscopy is a procedure which allows your doctor to look insight your uterine using a small fine telescope, called the hysteroscope. This procedure helps the doctor to find out why you have been experiencing abnormal bleeding from your uterus or why your period so very heavy.
- Remove benign growths
- Uterine biopsy
- Locate intrauterine device
- Implant birth control device
It can also be used to discover if you have uterine polyps, fibroids or an abnormally shaped uterus. Uterine polyps are small grows subtissues in the lining of the uterus.
Whiles fibroid is an overgrow of the muscles in the uterus.