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Raveco Medical

Obstetrics & Gynecology & A Private Medical Practice located in Forest Hills, NY & Woodside, NY

If you experience menstrual issues like bleeding between periods or feel you’re changing your pads or tampons too often, you may benefit from a hysteroscopy. This convenient procedure can diagnose your abnormal bleeding. The skilled medical team of OB/GYNs at Raveco Medical in Queens, New York, offers expert hysteroscopy procedures utilizing the Endosee® Advance System. This innovative tool helps your doctor see the inside of your uterus quickly and easily. Call the offices in Woodside or Forest Hills today to schedule a hysteroscopy evaluation or use the convenient online booking tool.

Hysteroscopy Q & A

Why do I need a hysteroscopy?    

A hysteroscopy is a simple procedure your doctor uses to get a closer look at the inner lining of your uterus. You may need a hysteroscopy if you have abnormal bleeding, including:

  • Heavy periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Bleeding after menopause 

Your doctor can use a hysteroscopy to diagnose a condition or as a form of treatment. If they find any fibroids, polyps, or adhesions during your procedure, they can usually remove them on the spot.

What can I expect from an Endosee Advance hysteroscopy?

Your doctor can perform your hysteroscopy in the office or at one of Raveco Medical’s affiliated hospitals. You can expect compassionate care from the get-go.

During the procedure, you undress from the waist down, get comfortable on the exam table, and place your feet in stirrups. After inserting a speculum into your vagina — just like a pap smear — your doctor inserts the Endosee® Advance, which features a thin tube, into your uterus.

A tiny camera on the end of the Endosee Advance tool helps your doctor see if there are any visible issues, such as growths (like polyps or fibroids) or other conditions.

To get more information during the procedure, your doctor may capture a photo or video or take a small sample (biopsy) of the lining of your uterus.

In general, a hysteroscopy takes about 20-40 minutes.

The Endosee Advance System provides fast diagnostic results, and your doctor may be able to discuss any further treatment needed during the same office visit.

Is a hysteroscopy painful?

Your doctor may encourage taking a pain reliever before and after the procedure and may prescribe a sedative medication to help you relax. If you take a sedative, someone must drive you to and from the procedure.

To reduce any pain and because your doctor might need to remove tissues, they apply a topical numbing solution to your cervix and uterus during the procedure. This may burn a little.

While you might feel some pressure or mild cramping during the hysteroscopy, you shouldn’t feel severe pain. Most women report that a biopsy or tissue removal feels like temporary menstrual cramps. You may also experience spotting and stomach discomfort. 

To book your hysteroscopy appointment, call the team at Raveco Medical today or reach out online.