What about my uterus?
One of the ways to find out is to take a look inside.
Normal structure and function of the uterus (womb) and the lining of the uterus (endometrium) are essential for the success of natural and assisted conception. A hysteroscopy is the detailed examination of the inside of your uterus to check the cavity and lining. Some uterine or endometrial abnormalities contribute to the inability to accept an embryo or to miscarriage and can be corrected.
It is a relatively simple procedure usually taking less than 30 minutes. In most cases you have the procedure without anaesthesia, although you may experience period-like pains.
You may need a hysteroscopy if:
- You have bleeding or spotting during your cycle other than menstrual bleeding
- You have known endometrial abnormalities that have been noted on ultrasound
- You have had a uterine intervention in the past, such as: termination of pregnancy; manual removal of the placenta; hysterotomy; or complicated caesarean section
- You have a history of recurrent miscarriage or failed implantation
Hysteroscopy is best done during the second half of your menstrual cycle but can be performed at any time, as long as you are not having your period.
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