Migynae has become one of only a handful of clinics in Victoria to be able to offer a “clinic” Hysteroscopy procedure as an alternative to having the procedure done at a Private Hospital under general anesthetic .
What is a hysteroscopy?
It is a procedure which allows clear examination of your womb, via your vagina, using a special telescope called a Hysteroscope. It may be used to both diagnose and treat issues related to the lining or muscle of the uterus. With a camera at its tip, this compact handheld tool with a direct visualization system, provides full colour viewing of your womb for your specialist and is an easy, safe and effective way of checking for any abnormalities. The inside of the uterus can be viewed in real time, by your doctor, on the attached screen.
Why choose a clinic hysteroscopy?
Clinic Hysteroscopies have a number of advantages for some, over the procedure being performed in a hospital under a general anesthetic:
- Immediate diagnostic information can be relayed on the day
- No need to wait until a surgery spot becomes available
- You will not need to take the day off work as you would if the procedure was done in a hospital setting.
- Private health insurance is not required. Only Medicare rebates are available for this procedure.
- You will be able to return to normal activities in a couple of hours
Naturally, you can also elect to have this procedure done in a Private Hospital with your Migynae physician, the pros and cons of which would be discussed during your consultation.
Why do I need a hysteroscopy?
There are a number of reasons to perform a Hysteroscopy. Generally, they involve the need to directly visualise the uterine cavity and take a sample.
The most common problems we find during a Hysteroscopy are the presence of fibroids and small growths called polyps. With a Clinic Hysteroscopy, we are able to take biopsies of any growth, do endometrial sampling and remove embedded IUCDs. It is the most accurate way of examining the inside of your womb. It is also useful for finding out what is causing symptoms such as unusual bleeding, fertility problems and other gynaecological conditions.