Diagnostic and Therapeutic Hysteroscopy

A diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy is an examination of the cervix and the lining of the uterus (endometrium). A woman may need a diagnostic hysteroscopy is she is experiencing:

  • Heavy, prolonged, or irregular menstruation
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Bleeding due to hormone therapy
  • Difficulty getting pregnant

The obstetrician/gynecologist may also request a diagnostic hysteroscopy if an ultrasound reveals:

  • The lining of a woman’s uterus is thicker than normal
  • A tissue sample is needed to check for abnormal cells that may be cancerous
  • Endometrial biopsies and polypectomies are needed

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