Hysteroscopy/D&C, Intrauterine Device Insertions (IUD), Loop Electrocautery Excision (LEEP)

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Hysteroscopy/D&C

A hysteroscopy is a procedure, using a tool called a hysteroscope to examine the lining of the uterus and identify, diagnose or treat abnormalities.

Reasons for a Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy may be performed to determine the cause of:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Infertility

It may also be used to diagnose and remove fibroids or polyps and find and reposition an intrauterine device.

Hysteroscopy Procedure

A local or general anesthesia may be used to relax the patient and relieve any potential discomfort. The hysteroscope which has a light and camera, is inserted into the vagina and moved through the cervix to the uterus. The hysteroscope projects an image onto a display screen for the doctor to review. If polyps are present, the doctor may use a surgical device to cut and remove them. The doctor may also take a small sample of tissue to examine more closely under a microscope. Patients may experience some cramping or vaginal discharge following the procedure.

While a simple and safe procedure, a hysteroscopy is not recommended for everyone. A hysteroscopy should only be performed if recommended specifically by a doctor.

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Intrauterine Device Insertions (IUD)

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a method of birth control that has few side effects. They can provide long-term effective protection towards prevention of pregnancy. The devices require precision and care to be fully effective and protect against infection. Improper insertion of an IUD can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and other pelvic infections. IUDs should only be inserted or removed by a trained health care professional who will minimize risks for complications or serious damage.

During proper IUD insertion, the cervix and uterus are measured and the IUD is inserted to the proper depth with a tube. A string is left hanging in the cervical canal for maintenance and removal purposes. During removal, the strings are located and grasped with a clamp to slowly release and remove the IUD.

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Loop Electrocautery Excision (LEEP)

Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) is used to treat abnormal cells found on the surface of the cervix. During the procedure, the abnormal cells are removed to prevent development of cervical cancer.

Wire loops attached to an electrosurgical generator cut away the affected tissue, causing the cells to heat and burst. The tissue removed is sent to a lab for further evaluation, including ensuring that the abnormal area has been fully removed. An assessment as to the cause of the growth of abnormal tissue will also be done. The LEEP procedure takes 20-30 minutes and can be performed in the office. A local anesthetic is administered to minimize pain.

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