Hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation

A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to look inside the uterine cavity. It is usually performed to diagnose the cause of heavy vaginal bleeding or to treat conditions such as polyps on the inside of your womb.

A medical telescope with a camera attached, a hysteroscope, is put into the cervix (neck of womb). The pictures from the camera are displayed on a TV screen so that the surgeon can clearly see the organs inside the endometrial cavity.

An endometrial ablation is a surgical alternative to hysterectomy in some women with heavy menstrual bleeding. The procedure involves removing the lining of the womb with the aim of reducing the amount of blood loss at the time of a menstrual bleed.

A hysteroscopy and endometrial ablation is usually performed as a day case procedure however may be suitable for some women as an out-patient procedure. Your surgeon will advise you on this.

Post-operative information on endometrial ablation.

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I recently had a hysterectomy, Mr Farrell was available to provide me with advice by telephone, even when I went home. Yvonne (Sheffield)