Why would I need a hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is primarily used to identify and treat conditions that cause abnormal uterine bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular spotting between periods and bleeding after menopause.
Your doctor may perform hysteroscopy to diagnose and correct the following uterine conditions:
- Polyps and fibroids: Hysteroscopy is used to find and remove these uterine structural abnormalities. Surgical removal of a polyp is called a hysteroscopy polypectomy. Surgical removal of a fibroid is called a hysteroscopy myomectomy.
- Adhesions: Also known as Asherman’s syndrome, uterine adhesions are bands of scar tissue that can form in your uterus and may lead to changes in menstrual flow and cause infertility. Hysteroscopy can help your doctor locate and remove the adhesions.
- Septums: Hysteroscopy can help determine whether you have a uterine septum, a malformation (defect) of the uterus that’s present from birth.
Hysteroscopy may also be used to:
- Diagnose the cause of repeated miscarriages or fertility problems.
- Locate an intrauterine device (IUD).
- Diagnose and remove placental tissue after birth.
Lina Pilshchik DO
Dr. Pilshchik is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist based in lower Manhattan. She completed her OBGYN residency training at NYU Langone Brooklyn. Her areas of interest include optimizing pregnancy through preconceptual evaluation & counseling and overall health improvement in addressing individual medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She is a highly qualified expert in treating conditions related to vaginal relaxation & atrophy through the FDA approved laser device, Juliet from Cutera.