If you’re experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding, fibroids, or uterine polyps, Patience Miller, MD, OB/GYN, in San Antonio, Texas, can perform a hysteroscopy. This is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to assess and treat your condition. As a board-certified specialist, she possesses the know-how to care for a range of women’s health issues. Get the care you deserve today. Call or schedule a consultation online.
Dr. Miller recommends this procedure to view the inside of your uterus to diagnose and treat health problems. A hysteroscopy uses a hysteroscope, a narrow, lighted telescope-like device.
The device goes through your vagina into your uterus, where it transmits images of your uterus onto a screen.
Dr. Miller may use other instruments during this procedure to treat a health condition, such as to stop abnormal bleeding or remove growths.
Hysteroscopy is typically used to pinpoint the source of abnormal uterine bleeding, such as when your periods are longer or heavier than usual. Dr. Miller also recommends hysteroscopy in the following circumstances:
Dr. Miller also uses a hysteroscopy to perform sterilization procedures.
Dr. Miller performs your procedure in her office or the hospital. You’re given medication to help you relax beforehand or a general or local anesthetic. With general anesthesia, you’re asleep during the procedure.
Dr. Miller inserts a speculum into your vagina and dilates your cervix, the opening to your uterus. She threads the hysteroscope gently through your cervix into your uterus.
She then expands your uterus with saltwater or carbon dioxide gas. The gas or fluid helps her see your uterine lining more clearly. She also views your fallopian tubes by looking through the hysteroscope.
If need be, she takes a biopsy or performs a treatment during the hysteroscopy. This saves you from having to come back for a second treatment.
Expect mild cramping or a bit of bloody discharge for a few days afterward. Dr. Miller may prescribe medication to help ease any pain. You’re able to go home after your treatment.
If you’ve been experiencing women’s health issues, such as uterine fibroids or heavy periods, you may benefit from a hysteroscopy to diagnose and treat your health problem.
See if this procedure is appropriate for you by calling today or scheduling a consultation online with Patience Miller, MD, OB/GYN.