When you experience abnormalities with your uterus and cervix, such as unusual bleeding or concerning pap test results, a doctor might refer you to have a hysteroscopy. Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can perform this procedure, as well as a hysteroscopic polypectomy. A hysteroscopy is a simple procedure where a device is inserted through the vagina to examine the cervix and uterus.
Hysteroscopy Procedures in Littleton
At Littleton Gynecology and Wellness, we perform both diagnostic and operative hysteroscopies. Diagnostic hysteroscopies are performed to detect and diagnose problems of the uterus and cervix or confirm the results of other tests. Operative hysteroscopies are follow-up procedures to correct whatever problems were detected. Often, diagnosis and operations can be completed in the same procedure for minor issues, like adhesion, fibroid, and polyp removal.
Operative Hysteroscopy in Littleton
Fibroids and polyps are non-cancerous growths, and adhesions are scar tissue formations. They can all be located in the uterus and interfere with proper uterine function, and thus will be removed in a hysterectomy. In addition to adhesion, fibroid, and polyp removal, operative hysteroscopies performed at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can treat causes of abnormal or heavy bleeding and determine whether or not you have a uterine septum.
Hysteroscopic Polypectomy in Littleton
When the cells in the lining of the uterus overgrow, the result is a polyp. Though polyps are often non-threatening, some can become cancerous or contribute to irregular bleeding or even infertility. Polypectomies are therefore necessary sometimes, and other times, preventative. A polypectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that our providers at Littleton Gynecology and Wellness can perform quickly and safely.