A method of examination to evaluate the uterus and its mucosa using optical instruments.

Uteroscopy is a common diagnostic method in infertility treatment. A thin camera is inserted through the vagina into the uterus to view it from the inside and find possible causes of unwanted childlessness.

A uterine endoscopy can provide several pieces of information, such as:

  • Clarification of anatomical abnormalities, such as polyps, fibroids or adhesions
  • Examination of the endometrium for inflammation, changes or growths
  • Checking the patency of the fallopian tubes

The examination can usually be performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes only a few minutes. Before the examination, the vagina is disinfected and, if necessary, a local anesthetic is applied to avoid pain.

In rare cases, there may be mild pain or bleeding after the uteroscopy, but this usually subsides quickly.

Uteroscopy can also be used therapeutically, for example, to remove polyps or adhesions or to treat endometritis.

However, it is important to note that uteroscopy is not necessary for all couples and should always be discussed individually with the attending physician.

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