Dr Rachel Moss - Riverside Women's Healthcare
Hysteroscopy and Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)
This is an operation where the cervix (entrance to the uterus) is dilated and a hysteroscope (small lighted mini telescope) is inserted into the uterus through the vagina and cervix so the specialist can see the inside of the uterus. It is done to find the cause of abnormal bleeding such as bleeding between periods or bleeding after the menopause. If no cancer is present, a small spoon-like instrument with a long handle, called a curette, is inserted and the lining of the uterus is scraped off and sent to the laboratory for examination.
This procedure can be done under a general anaesthetic (you are asleep) in Kensington Hospital next door or without anaesthetic after taking painkillers. We know have all the equipment to allow to be able to do outpatient hysteroscopy if your situation is suitable.
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