An infrequent but dangerous complication is increased fluid absorption from the uterus into the bloodstream.
Keeping track of the amount of fluid used during the procedure can minimize this complication.
However, hysteroscopy has advantages over a D&C because the doctor can take tissue samples of specific areas and view any fibroids, polyps, or structural abnormalities.
Hysteroscopy enables a physician to look through the vagina and neck of the uterus (cervix) to inspect the cavity of the uterus with an instrument called a hysteroscope.
Hysteroscopy is used as both a diagnostic and a treatment tool.
The rate of complications during diagnostic hysteroscopy is very low, about 0.01%. "Special Article: Hysteroscopy and Gynecology: Past, Present, and Future." Journal of American Association of Gynecology Laparoscopy 8, no. Uterine size and potential diagnosis and complexity of treatment determine the setting.
Surgical hysteroscopy is associated with a higher number of complications. i am having a hysteroscopy and d&c as i have had acute pelvic inflammatory disease since september 05 after having lletz biopsy for cin 3 on my cervix.
In addition, small fibroids and polyps may be removed via the hysteroscope (in combination with other instruments that are inserted through canals in the hysteroscope), thus avoiding more invasive and complicated open surgery.