Hysteroscopy is a widely used minimally invasive gynaecological manipulation during which cervical and uterine cavity pathology can be diagnosed. Hysteroscopy is performed with the help of a small hysteroscope (optical probe) after injecting a special fluid into the uterine cavity. The method makes it possible to diagnose myoma nodes, changes in the mucous membrane layer, abnormalities of uterine development, to assess the condition of the uterine cavity and partly also the fallopian tubes, as well as to perform small surgical therapy (removal of small polyps, formation biopsy, etc.)
At iVF Riga clinic, diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed with a thin flexible hysteroscope. Manipulation is not painful and aesthesia is not required.
To diagnose uterine pathology more accurately, diagnostic hysteroscopy is most often performed during the first phase of the menstrual cycle (days 5–11 from the start of menstruation). If necessary, it could be performed on another day of the menstrual cycle.