A diagnostic Laparoscopy is a day care procedure performed in operation theatre under general anaesthesia. It can help physicians to investigate the cause of infertility and Gynaecological problems. The whole pelvis is viewed with laparoscope, the tubes are checked for patency, the uterus is looked for any fibroids the ovaries are seen for PCOS ovarian drilling is done. Pelvis examined for endometriosis or adhesions.
Once we have diagnosed any abnormality in uterus or in pelvis, we should try to treat or remove it. Operative laparoscopy would involve few extra abdominal incision for the operative ports.
The common condition that we operate on are:
Care following the Laparoscopic Surgery:
The area around the belly button would be a little tender and feel bruised. The CO2 gas used for distending the abdomen can cause a little discomfort in the chest, shoulders and abdomen. Complications include abdominal pain, worsening nausea, drainage of pus form the incision and significant bleeding. But complications are quite rate in safe hands.
Hysteroscopy is a useful procedure that can help in the evaluation of infertility in women.
A pelvic ultrasound, sonohysterogram (an ultrasound performed by introducing salt into the uterine cavity) and a hysterosalpingogram (an X-ray that uses dye to outline the fallopian tubes and the uterus) can be used to evaluate the uterus before hysteroscopy.
If abnormalities have been found through diagnostic hysteroscopy or other imaging studies, they can be treated with the help of operative hysteroscopy. The procedure is much similar to the diagnostic hysteroscopy except for the fact narrow instruments would be placed through the channel for the procedure.
The physician might direct you to take medications in order to prepare the uterus for surgery. Antibiotics and oestrogen might be prescribed to prevent infection and stimulate the healing of the endometrium
Care after the surgery:
Some vaginal discharge or bleeding might be experienced for some time following the surgery. There might be some cramping as well. Most of the physical activites can be resumed within a few days. Antibiotics might be prescribed after the procedure.
Both procedures allow physicians to diagnose and solve many gynecological disorders. The recovery time is shorter than most other procedures. You should undergo proper discussion with your doctor before the procedure about the risks and other details.Authored by Dr. Radhika Meka
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