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Outpatient Hysteroscopy

A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the womb (uterus).

It is performed with a hysteroscope - a narrow telescope with a light and camera at the end.

Images are sent to a monitor so your doctor or specialist nurse can see inside your womb.

The hysteroscope is passed into your womb through your vagina and cervix (entrance to the womb), which means no cuts need to be made in your skin.

A hysteroscopy can be used to:

  • Investigate symptoms or problems
    such as heavy periods, unusual vaginal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages or difficulty getting pregnant
  • Diagnose conditions
    such as fibroids and polyps (we may take a biopsy)
  • Treat conditions and problems
    such as removing fibroids, polyps, displaced intrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine adhesions (scar tissue that causes absent periods and reduced fertility)

Patient leaflet

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists' patient leaflet explains everything you need to know about the procedure - please read it before your appointment:

Outpatient Hysteroscopy - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Our services

  • Outpatient hysteroscopy diagnostics and operative at the John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Outpatient hysteroscopy diagnostics and operative at the Horton General Hospital

Our team

John Radcliffe Hospital

Consultants

  • Lamiese Ismail
  • Maria Isabella Sereni (Locum)
  • Geraldine Spain (Locum)
  • Baydaa Abdulrahim (Locum)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Kerry Mitchell

Nursing team

  • Sister Marie Sims
  • Deputy Sister Erine Okenykene
  • Deputy Sister Claire Larson

Horton General Hospital

Consultants

  • Uloma Okwuosa
  • Mohamed Raheem

Associate Specialist

Sheila Doshi

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Kerry Mitchell

Nursing team

  • Ward Manager / Specialist Nurse Tracy Gunter
  • Specialist Nurse Bernadette Macdonald
  • Staff Nurse Johanna Bambrough
  • Care Support Worker Michelle Hartwell
  • Care Support Worker Soraya Prentice

Find us and contact us

Women's Diagnostic Suite
Level 1 Outpatient Department
John Radcliffe Hospital Women’s Centre

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

Women's Day Surgery Unit
Horton General Hospital

How to find the Horton General Hospital

Tel: 01865 231 571

Link

Hysteroscopy - NHS website