Hysteroscopy is a procedure performed by a gynecologist to inspect the insides of the uterine cavity using a thin tube with a light and camera attached to it. This device is called a hysteroscope. A hysteroscopy may be performed to diagnose pathologies in the uterus or a method for surgical treatment for uterine pathologies, this is called surgical or operative hysteroscopy. Read more: Is Hysteroscopy Painful? Article
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