Hysteroscopy is a way to view the inside of the uterus. A hysteroscope is a thin, telescope-like device that is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix.

Hysteroscopy is a minor surgery that may be performed in a doctor’s office or operating room with local, regional, or general anesthesia. In some cases, little or no anesthesia is needed. Hysteroscopy may be used for diagnosis as well as treatment of problems such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, fibroids or polyps, and infertility.

The hysteroscope is also used to perform endometrial ablation, a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed to treat heavy bleeding. Endometrial ablation is performed in an outpatient setting in most cases.

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