Hysteroscopy + Resection
It may be advisable for you to have a ‘Hysteroscopy, curettage and resection’ or ‘Cervical dilatation and curettage‘. Your consultant will advise if having one of these procedures applies to you.
A hysteroscopy is a procedure whereby a tiny camera is passed into the vagina and through the cervix (entrance to the womb) to view the lining of the womb and the opening of the fallopian tubes.
A hysteroscopy, curettage and resection or dilatation and curettage (‘D and C’) are minor surgical procedures performed at CRGH. A hysteroscopy may identify a problem with the inside of the womb, such as with the womb lining (the endometrium), polyps, fibroids or scar tissue (adhesions). Polyps, fibroids, adhesions can be removed using a resectoscope.
Some women have a very tight womb opening (cervix), causing difficulty when passing a very soft plastic tube (catheter) through it, which will be needed when transferring an embryo to the womb. This may cause delay and difficulty in the embryo transfer procedure. Cervical dilatation gently stretches the cervix to widen it prior to the time of the transfer, so that the procedure goes smoothly. You will be advised if this procedure is necessary for you.