Hysteroscopy

RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Elmhurst, IL, Westchester, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Oak Park, IL & Addison, IL

At their offices in Elmhurst, Addison, Westchester, Oak Park, and Hinsdale, Illinois, the team of gynecologists at RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology offers the convenience of on-site hysteroscopy diagnostics. Whether you need a diagnosis of unexplained bleeding or are looking for permanent birth control solutions, the skilled medical team provides comprehensive care throughout your hysteroscopy procedure. Find out if you’re a candidate for a hysteroscopy by calling the office nearest you today or by scheduling an appointment online now.

Hysteroscopy Q & A

What is a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a diagnostic test that allows the RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology team to identify underlying issues in your uterus. You may need to have a hysteroscopy to confirm or rule out conditions like uterine adhesions or fibroids.

Your provider may also recommend a hysteroscopy to:

  • Locate an IUD
  • Permanently prevent pregnancy
  • Diagnose recurrent miscarriages

In many cases, a hysteroscopy is necessary for diagnosing the reason you have heavy or abnormal bleeding during your periods.

What can I expect during a hysteroscopy?

The RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology staff offers the convenience of on-site hysteroscopy procedures. You can expect to receive a sedative to keep you comfortable and relaxed. Your provider can also provide a local anesthetic to prevent pain.

Your RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology provider inserts the hysteroscope into your vagina and guides it into your uterus. They deliver either a gas or a saline solution through the hysteroscope to expand your uterus and make it easier to evaluate its lining and other structures.

In some cases, your doctor may opt to perform a biopsy at the same time. They use special surgical instruments to remove a sample of the uterine tissue for further evaluation in a medical lab.

If you’re having a hysteroscopy to permanently prevent pregnancy, your RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor places small implants into your fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from meeting your egg for fertilization.

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy?

Following a brief period of recovery, you can expect to go home to rest. It’s common to experience some cramping or bloody discharge after your procedure, which can last for several days before resolving on its own.

Your RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology provider discusses any limitations you have during your recovery, such as not having sex or engaging in strenuous exercise, for a period of time.

Depending on what your provider finds during the test, you may need additional diagnostic testing, or you can expect to discuss your plans for treating your condition.

To learn more about the diagnostic benefits of hysteroscopy, call RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology today or book an appointment online now.