Advanced Menstrual Care Center

Gynecologist located in Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD

If you suffer from abnormal bleeding or another condition of the female reproductive system, a hysteroscopy may be a beneficial diagnostic tool. Steven Tucker, MD, ACGE, FACOG, is an experienced Gynecologist at Advanced Menstrual Care Center, in Towson, Maryland, who uses state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including hysteroscopy, to evaluate the condition of your uterus. For the latest diagnostic testing for women’s health conditions, call Advanced Menstrual Care Center to schedule an exam or book online.

Hysteroscopy Q & A

What is a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is a procedure in which Dr. Tucker inserts a thin, lighted tube — called a hysteroscope — through your vagina to examine your cervix and uterus. This test can provide clues to abnormal bleeding and other problems within the uterus. At Advanced Menstrual Care Center, Dr. Tucker performs a diagnostic hysteroscopy in his fully equipped office.

You can watch the procedure on a screen as it’s taking place. In some cases, Dr. Tucker may use a hysteroscope in combination with other procedures, such as laparoscopy. A hysteroscopy can also be used as a technique to treat an existing intrauterine condition.

When would I need a hysteroscopy?

Dr. Tucker may recommend a hysteroscopy to do the following:

  • Remove polyps or fibroids in the uterus

  • Locate and remove adhesions, or scar tissue, from inside the uterus

  • Identify the cause of abnormal bleeding, or heavy menstrual flow

  • Identify if you have a uterine septum, a defect inside the uterus

  • Locate an intrauterine device

A hysteroscopy may also be done during endometrial ablation for heavy periods. In addition, the test can provide clues as to the cause of multiple miscarriages.

What can I expect during a hysteroscopy?

Before the procedure, Dr. Tucker may give you medication to help you relax or administer a local or general anesthetic. You may also elect to receive nitrous oxide to relieve pain & anxiety. The team and the facility are fully equipped and prepared to administer anesthesia for hysteroscopies and other minimally invasive procedures in the office. You may also receive medication to dilate your cervix.

During the procedure, Dr. Tucker inserts a speculum into the vagina. The hysteroscope goes through the speculum and into the cervix until it reaches the uterus. Next, Dr. Tucker sends a gas or a fluid solution into your uterus to allow it to expand. This also allows him to see the uterine lining more clearly.

After the hysteroscopy, you may experience mild cramping or bloody discharge, but you should be able to go home shortly afterward.

The team at Advanced Menstrual Care Center uses the highest standards of disinfection, sterilization, and quality control when it comes to procedures like hysteroscopies, as well as all other procedures. Women in Towson and the nearby communities trust Dr. Tucker and the medical team to provide the health care services they need in a meticulous environment.

Call today to schedule an exam or book online.

We see patients in both Towson, MD and Baltimore, MD. Call now to book your appointment today.