A hysteroscope is a thin tube with a light on the end that can expand. Surgical instruments can be passed through a hysteroscope. Your OBGYN can use the device either as a diagnostic tool — that is, to aid in an examination on the way to making a diagnosis — or as a functional tool to aid in a surgical procedure. Hysteroscopy refers to any procedure, diagnostic or functional, for which your doctor uses a hysteroscope.
While similar to a laparoscope, the hysteroscope is designed to be used inside your vagina and uterus. When a laparoscope is using to examine the outside of your uterus, that’s laparoscopy — hysteroscopy is when your doctor uses a hysteroscope to examine the inside of your uterus. In fact, both devices can be used at the same time to look at the inside and the outside of your uterus and get the full picture.
Even with a speculum in place, it may have a difficult time seeing all the way past your cervix into your uterus. A lighted hysteroscope makes the process easier. The camera allows image lightening and magnification. Reasons for a diagnostic hysteroscopy include:
Your OBGYN can use it to assist in other ob gyn procedures, as well. Because it’s so versatile, the hysteroscope has become a commonly used tool in a doctor’s toolbox.
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