Abnormal uterine bleeding
Failed hormonal treatment
Failed endometrial aspiration
Abnormal ultrasound finding
Regional / general anaesthesia
Telescope passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus
Cervical dilatation may be required
Uterine cavity inspected
Biopsy or curettage of the endometrial lining may be performed
Tissues removed will be sent for pathological examination or disposed of as appropriate unless otherwise specified
Other associated procedures which may be necessary, such as: Dilatation of the cervix and Polypectomy with or without hysteroscopic assistance
Photographic and / or video images may be recorded during the operation for education / research / documentation purpose. Please inform the staff if you have any objection.
Perforation of the uterus (up to 1% chance) with or without trauma to the surrounding organs, may require repair
Small lesions can still be missed despite a normal hysteroscopic finding
Definitive diagnosis cannot be made and appropriate treatment cannot be given.
This is only a diagnostic procedure and there is no therapeutic value. Second operation may be needed.
No special follow up
The information contained is very general. The list of complications is not exhaustive and other unforeseen complications may occasionally occur. In special patient groups, the actual risk may be different. For further information, please contact your doctor.