July 8, 2015
A woman’s body is a complicated machine that is made up of many intricate details, especially inside the female reproductive system. When there are issues that do not have obvious explanations, doctors are able to look deeper into the female body to discern information for proper diagnoses and treatments. A hysteroscopy is a procedure done so that an OB-GYN can look at the linking of a woman’s uterus. A thin viewing tool, called a hysteroscope, is inserted into the vagina and gently moved through the cervix into the uterus. With a special light and camera attached to the hysteroscope, a doctor is able to see the specific areas on a video screen. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are proud to be able to offer our patients this minimally invasive surgical procedure.
The most common reason a hysteroscopy procedure is done is to determine the cause of a woman’s abnormal bleeding. Women are supposed to bleed every 25-30 days as the lining of their uterus shreds and is expelled from the body. However, many women find that they bleed at sporadic times throughout a month’s period. Because this is not normal, nor is it ideal for anyone, it is important for women to talk with their doctors regarding irregular bleeding. A hysteroscopy is a relatively simple process that is done as an outpatient procedure. Because a hysteroscopy allows doctors to view the lining of the uterus, they are able to make a more specific and reliable diagnosis. This procedure can also be used operatively to treat fibroids, polyps, and more if needed.
Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. is a reputable, qualified, and highly sensitive women’s health care practice that offers comprehensive care to patients of all ages. If you are looking for a practice to trust, please contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you with sensitivity, care, and expertise.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.