A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus in order to search for conditions which could inhibit becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. It’s carried out using a hysteroscope, which is a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end. Images are sent to a monitor so that your fertility specialist can see inside your uterus.
A hysteroscopy is not recommended for all patients routinely. If you have a history of pregnancy loss or if we suspect a problem in the uterus, we may recommend one. In the event that a uterine polyp is seen on a scan or HyCoSy, we could perform a hysteroscopy and remove the polyp at the same time. This may improve your chances at a successful outcome.