In-Office Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Specialist

Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology

When there are indications of problems within the uterus or female reproductive system, your OB/GYN will have to conduct further examination to make a clear diagnosis. An in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy is a non-surgical option to explore possible causes of abnormal bleeding or pain in the pelvic region. Our caring OB/GYN doctors can perform an in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy to help reveal the causes of female reproductive issues.

In-Office Diagnostic Hysteroscopy Q & A

When is a diagnostic hysteroscopy needed?

One of the main reasons a diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed is when a woman has abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding. Other symptoms that may require a hysteroscopy could include:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Fertility issues
  • IUD problems
  • Miscarriages
  • Abnormal pap smears

Visually examining the uterine lining can help your physician diagnose many issues, including fibroid tumors, polyps, and other problems in the uterus.

What advantages does an in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy offer?

This procedure is nearly non-invasive, with fewer risks than other surgical options. Plus, you can view the interior of your uterus and opening to the fallopian tubes, giving you an opportunity to ask questions and be a part of the diagnostic discussion. There’s little to no discomfort, often there’s no need for anesthesia, and it’s performed at Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Although you may feel a little discomfort, most in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy procedures are not painful. The device used to access the uterus with the digital video camera is very small and thin, easily moving through the vaginal canal and into the uterus. Your OB/GYN at Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have to help you feel at ease.

Do I need recovery time after a diagnostic hysteroscopy?

Many in-office diagnostic hysteroscopy procedures are performed without anesthesia, so you can safely drive home without any issues after it’s completed. You may feel a small amount of cramping or have minor bleeding after the procedure, but most discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. In most cases, you can return to work and your normal activities immediately after your procedure.