Hysteroscopy is both a diagnostic and a treatment procedure. At Progressive Womens Health in Friendswood, Texas, Asia Mohsin, MD, offers hysteroscopy as an effective and minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat problems like infertility or abnormal bleeding. Use the online booking tool or call the office to schedule your appointment today.
Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that’s done for diagnoses or as a treatment. For diagnostics, Dr. Mohsin typically uses hysteroscopy to discover the cause of the problem when patients suffer from multiple miscarriages, infertility, or heavy bleeding.
Dr. Mohsin performs diagnostic hysteroscopy as an outpatient procedure. Usually, she schedules this procedure as soon as possible after your period because your uterine lining hasn’t regrown yet and she can see your uterus more easily.
If Dr. Mohsin discovers the cause of the heavy bleeding or other issues during your diagnostic hysteroscopy, she may either correct the issue right then or schedule another hysteroscopy to correct the problem later. A treatment hysteroscopy, like a diagnostic hysteroscopy, is usually an outpatient procedure.
During a treatment hysteroscopy, Dr. Mohsin can remove adhesions (scar tissue), fibroids, and polyps in and around the uterus. If you have very heavy bleeding that’s not helped with other treatments and you don’t plan to have children, Dr. Mohsin can do an endometrial ablation to remove the entire uterine lining during a hysteroscopy.
Before you have a hysteroscopy, Dr. Mohsin does a pelvic exam. She may do a Pap smear, an HPV test, or blood tests to check your hormone levels. Sometimes, your test results indicate certain issues or possible issues that Dr. Mohsin can then diagnose or verify during a hysteroscopy.
After your hysteroscopy, you can typically go home to rest. You may have some light bleeding and cramps for the next few days. You typically feel well enough to resume most regular activities within two days. If you have a treatment hysteroscopy like an endometrial ablation, your recovery may take a little longer, but most patients recover within a week.
Dr. Mohsin may prescribe medication post-procedure, including antibiotics, hormones, and pain medicine. Take all of your medication as directed to recover as easily and quickly as possible.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Mohsin at Progressive Womens Health, click the online scheduler or call the office today.