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Hysteroscopy is the process of viewing a woman's uterine cavity with the help of a hysteroscope. This process allows a doctor to diagnose and surgically repair/operate at the same time if necessary. It is a procedure that can be carried out both in a hospital or in an office and is considered more effective if done after a woman has had her period since her endometrium would be thinner at this time. To learn more about hysteroscopy and how the procedure works, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by the Experts.
When is it safe to try and have a baby after a hysteroscopy and how long does it usually take?
Typically, a woman should wait at least two weeks, after having a hysteroscopy, before having sex. If a woman has sex during the two weeks following this procedure, there is a higher chance of her getting an infection.
The time it will take for a woman to become pregnant will usually depend upon different factors. In many cases, a couple can conceive within the first year if both parties are in good health and the woman’s cycles are regular. Age can also play a major role as to when a woman can become pregnant. Generally, the older a woman is, the harder it becomes to get pregnant but this is usually more applicable for women who have crossed the age of 35.
Is it normal to have abdominal pain eight weeks after a hysteroscopy?
Case details: Removed polyp, adhesions and uterine lining.
There could be many reasons for this. Generally, if a woman is experiencing pain eight weeks after a hysteroscopy there may be an infection which will usually be accompanied by bleeding or intermittent
. In some cases, the infection may be a mild one that causes pain but isn’t severe enough to create bleeding. Newly formed adhesions could also cause pain due to pulling of the tissue. Whatever the reason, an ultrasound can usually determine the cause of abdominal pain. Once a doctor diagnoses the problem, they can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication to treat it.
What does hysteroscopy, polypectomy and myomectomy mean? Do I lose my entire uterus and fallopian tubes?
A hysteroscopy is a method of viewing the inside of a woman's uterus with the help of a camera. A polypectomy is a procedure that removes a polyp and can usually be performed during the hysteroscopy. Neither procedure will cause a woman to lose her uterus or
. Usually, the only thing removed during the procedure is the polyp and any bleeding that is associated with the polyp will also end.
is a procedure that removes fibroids. This procedure has different methods of removal but the most common ones are by making an incision, similar to that of a c-section incision, or through a laparoscopic method with several small incisions. Usually, the only side effects to the procedure are scar tissue forming inside the abdomen after the procedure as well as scars from the incisions.
When is it safe to take a bath or have sexual intercourse after a laparoscopy with tumor removal, hysteroscopy with D&C and removal of one ovary?
In most cases, it is safe to resume sexual intercourse six weeks after an abdominal surgery and four weeks after a laparoscopic procedure. However, the time frame will usually depend on the doctor and what they deem safe for the patient. Many times, having sex for the first time after surgery may be uncomfortable so it is always best for the couple to take things slow. Sharp pain and/or bleeding are not normal occurrences and should generally be treated by medical professionals immediately. As for bathing, usually one week after the surgery is considered safe to resume regular bathing. There are times when a woman has issues inside her uterus that require treatment and need to be examined at close quarters with the help of a hysteroscopy. If you are undergoing a hysteroscopy or would like more information about one, ask an Expert for medical clarity and insights. They can offer information both quickly and affordably based on the details of your case.
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My Husband's semen analysis:Concentration 17 x 10(to the
My Husband's semen analysis:
Concentration 17 x 10(to the 6th power)/ml
Total Motile Count 22 x 10(to the 6th power)
Normal Morphology 13%
LeuKocytes 2 x 10 ( to the 6th power)/ ml
My husband is a 53 year old male in good health. I am a 40 year old fertile women(I've had my fertility hormones tested). We have been trying to conceive for several months with no success. My gyno believes that we have not been able to conceive because my husband has a very high WBC which may have affected the quality of his sperm. As a result, she put him on 500mg of Cipro for 10 days. He has an appt this week for a repeat semen analysis.
Do we need to hold off on trying to conceive until his infection clears up and the quality of his sperm improves along with his WBC? I am hesitant to wait because of my age but I am also worried about conceiving when his sperm analysis is so poor.
Is there a greater risk of abnormal sperm fertilizing my egg if we conceive during this time?
What would you recommend given our circumstances and the short window we have to try and conceive the natural way?
Based on the results of the semen analysis(see above), do you feel his numbers are not strong enough to conceive? Are his levels terrible or can he still get me pregnant?
I have constant period pain, aching legs, feeling sick,
Hi. I have constant period pain, aching legs, feeling sick, fatigue, last period was painful and heavy and I've just been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus. I've read these can be symptoms of advanced stages of cancer and I'm terrified. I've been referred to an nhs specialist but this can take weeks. I'm terrified, how do I expedite this process as I'm a single mum of a 6 year old who is my life and all the time I'm waiting I'm aware it could be getting worse. Please help.
Im 38 now. I have had 2 miscarriages before being tested by
I'm 38 now. I have had 2 miscarriages before being tested by my gynecologist when I was 17 (yes I started early!) Then after having a Hysteroscopy and clearing up an infection on my cervix I got pregnant almost immediately after the hysteroscopy procedure. I had 3 full term healthy babies after that. Then after my 3rd child I had my tubes tied. That was 15 years ago. Had my tubal reversed in Sept 2011 (at 37), got pregnant in Oct and confirmed miscarriage Dec 5 (levels dropped substantially). Had 3 periods since while trying to conceive (using Ovulation kit). Felt like I was indeed pregnant (nauseous, breasts sore, tired, and very moody), but then I got my 3rd period on Friday - 4 days early. It's not the same as other periods. Not heavy, just light (ie. only changing pads 2 times a day when normally it would be at least 3 times). Could I have gotten pregnant and it just didn't take? (the placenta didn't attach to the uterus??) Should I go in to see if there was a problem with my tubal reversal? Maybe my fallopian tubes are damaged? Maybe my uterus has dropped because of my age? Could I have another infection that caused my first two miscarriages when I was 16 and 17? Could my uterus have deteriorated during the years I had my tubes tied? Should I get another hysteroscopy done to determine this? I'm 38 and feel time is ticking... Please help. Need some guidance.
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