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Hysteroscopy is a procedure used to look inside the uterus. It is a diagnostic tool used to complement fertility treatments. This test is performed mainly when uterine pathology is suspected or when pregnancy is not achieved with Assisted Reproduction Techniques. It is performed using a hysteroscope, which is a narrow tube with a telescope at the end. Images are sent to a computer and a close-up image of the womb is observed by the person performing the hysteroscopy.
The technique allows direct observation of the morphology of the uterine lining. Using the hysteroscopy, alterations of the uterine cavity can be diagnosed and treated. These include polyps, malformations of the walls and septum, and fibroid tumours. A hysteroscopy is also a valuable tool in assessing the functionality of the uterine lining or endometrium and to see if atrophy, hypertrophy or hyperplasia is present.