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Senior Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram

Hysteroscopy For Infertility: Purpose, Procedure, Risks, And Recovery

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Dr. Jyoti Sharma

Posted On: Oct 25, 2023

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Hysteroscopy for Infertility It's Purpose, Procedure, Risks, & Recovery

Infertility is a rising issue with expectant parents in urban cities owing to various reasons. A rise in lifestyle disorders and the age of pregnancy is a big reason behind it. Uterine health is of major concern as well, and proper examination can help doctors make a precise diagnosis. Doctors use hysteroscopy to examine the uterus of a woman. Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inside of the uterus. It is often used to diagnose and treat infertility. 

Infertility can be a serious issue for couples and it is important to seek the right medical advice. Proper tests and medical examinations should be done to identify the exact cause of infertility. Counselling may also be helpful for patients and families to maintain harmony. Manipal Hospitals Gurugram has some of the best gynecologists in Gurgaon to help you identify underlying health issues.

Purpose of Hysteroscopy for Infertility

Infertility in women can be caused due to various lifestyle or congenital reasons. Hysteroscopy can be used to diagnose a variety of causes of infertility, including:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine polyps
  • Septum (a wall that divides the uterus into two chambers)
  • Asherman's syndrome (scarring of the uterus)
  • Congenital uterine abnormalities.


Hysteroscopy can also be used to treat some of these causes of infertility, such as removing fibroids, polyps, and septa.

Procedure for Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is performed under general anaesthesia or sedation. A thin, flexible tube with a camera at the end is inserted into the vagina and through the cervix into the uterus. The camera allows the doctor to see the inside of the uterus on a monitor. If the hysteroscopy is being performed for diagnostic purposes, the doctor will simply examine the inside of the uterus.

If the hysteroscopy is being performed for therapeutic purposes, the doctor will insert instruments through the hysteroscope to perform the necessary procedure. The best gynecologist hospital in Gurgaon has some of the best surgeons and medical teams to ensure procedure safety and infection control during and after the procedure. This helps ensure patient safety and health to promote healthy healing. Hysteroscopy and IVF are commonly used together to address fertility issues. Specialised assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are available for patients to realise their dream of holding their bundle of joy. 

Risks of Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a very safe procedure when performed at a safe facility by trained surgeons. There are always chances of some risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Cervical injury
  • Uterine perforation
  • Reaction to anesthesia.


Following proper pre and post-procedure care helps reduce the risks and ensure patient safety.

Recovery from Hysteroscopy

Most women can go home from the hospital on the same day as their hysteroscopy. Observing proper hygiene and care after the procedure and getting ample rest is a must for patients. Some women may experience mild cramping or bleeding for a few days after the procedure. One should avoid strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for at least two weeks after the procedure. Doctor advice must be sought in case any physical exertion happens or a patient experiences abnormal levels of pain or bleeding. 

Manipal Hospitals is a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals Gurugram is equipped with the best medical technologies and some of the best surgeons in Gurgaon to cater to all your healthcare needs. Visit your nearest Manipal Hospital or book an appointment with our experts online to avail the best care for your loved ones.

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