Diagnostic and Operative Hysteroscopy
This minimally invasive ultrasound procedure is used to view the inside of the uterus so as to determine whether a woman has any abnormalities in the uterus of the fallopian tubes that can hinder or interfere with pregnancy. The postmenstrual proliferative phase (after the period to ovulation when the uterine walls build up) is the best time to perform this procedure.
Abnormalities that can be detected through hysteroscopy include uterine septum, submucous fibroids and endometrial polyps.
If any abnormalities are detected, operative hysteroscopy can be used to treat them. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is performed under general anaesthesia.