Hysteroscopy is a minor procedure where the inside of the uterus (womb) is visualised using a fine camera inserted through the cervix. Saline (salty water) is then run into the uterus to allow a good image to be obtained. It does not involve any cuts on the abdomen and usually has a very quick recovery time. Usually, patients only require the day of surgery away from work or usual activities. This type of surgery is performed for a variety of reasons, but most commonly for the investigation of infertility or abnormal uterine bleeding. When fibroids and polyps (benign swellings of the uterus) are seen within the uterus it is usually possible for these to be removed or resected if necessary. The team at Marren Campbell & Mackie, are experienced at this kind of surgery either under general anaesthetic or sedation in theatre.
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