An endoscopy (looking inside) is used in medicine to look inside the body. The endoscopy procedure uses an endoscope to examine and take pictures in the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. Unlike many other medical imaging techniques, endoscopes are inserted directly into the organ such as uterus. An endoscope has a flexible tube containing a light source microscopic lenses and a camera attachment for taking pictures.
Endoscopes are of multiple types, depends upon the site in the body and what kind of procedure is it. This is performed by a doctor or a surgeon. A patient may be fully conscious or anaesthetized during the procedure. For ART we generally perform Hysteroscopy to see inside the uterus or sometimes to perform a surgical procedure to enhance chances of conception.
Hysteroscopy is a method through which the doctor can view inside the uterus and find out the problem causing infertility and treat it.
Hysteroscope is used in hysteroscopy, which is a thin tube inserted into the vagina for diagnoses. Hysteroscopy can be either diagnostic or operative.
- Asherman Syndrome (adhesions)
- Endometrial Polyps
- Excessive Bleeding
- Uterine Myoma/ Fibroid
- Septum in the uterus
- Congenital/ developmental anomalies in the uterus
- Congenital Uterine Malformations
- Removal of embedded IUCDs
- Cornual Cannulation
- Tubal Cannulation