Hysteroscopy D&C is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of specialized tools and instruments to diagnose and treat certain gynecological conditions. It is often used to identify and remove abnormal tissue, such as polyps or fibroids, from inside the uterus. The surgery typically takes about 30 minutes and may be done under general anesthesia or local.
Hysteroscopy D&C is indicated for patients with a wide range of gynecological conditions, including: uterine fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining), and recurrent miscarriages. It may also be used to diagnose certain causes of pelvic pain.
The recovery time after a hysteroscopy D&C is generally between one and three days, depending on the patient's individual condition. The patient may experience some cramping following the procedure, which can be managed with medications prescribed by the doctor. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days.
Hysteroscopy D&C is an incredibly safe procedure with minimal risk of complications. It is important, however, that patients talk to their doctor about any possible risks or contraindications prior to undergoing the procedure.
Hysteroscopy D&C is a less invasive procedure than hysterectomy, which involves removing the uterus. In hysteroscopy D&C, only abnormal tissue or growths are removed from the uterus without actually taking out the organ itself. This allows for faster recovery and fewer risks compared to hysterectomy. Hysteroscopy D&C is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient can go home on the same day. Hysterectomy, however, requires a hospital stay that can last for several days.
Hysteroscopy D&C is indicated for patients with a wide range of gynecological conditions, including uterine fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of the uterine lining), and recurrent miscarriages.
It is important to follow all instructions given by the doctor before and after the surgery. This may include abstaining from certain medications or supplements, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding strenuous activity prior to the procedure. Additionally, it is always wise to have someone available to drive you home following the surgery.