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Went for a pre op assessment today - was told it was for laprascopy. However when got there was told it was in fact a hysteroscopy by the nurse? Just wondering what the difference is?
 

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I have had both, callme char. Laparoscopy is when they make a little hole near your belly button and posible two others and 'go in' that way. The other one does not require any incision - it is carried out by going up your lady bits! Hysteroscopy is going inside the uterus. Laparoscopy would be , for example, to get rigfd of endometriosis on outside of it or other areas.
 

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I had both done at the same time to as I understand it the hystero allows them to look inside the uterus, the laproscopy with the incision by the navel and / or lower (I have both wounds) allows then to look at the outside of the uterus. Have known people go in for both and just end up having the hystero done. Hope all good anyway.
 

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Thanks, sounds like I am being offered a better procedure then. I have (possibly) adhesions from a c section which are showing up as a dark mark on the scans I have had. Glad they do not need to actually make an incision

Still a general anaesthetic though
 

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Don't worry, callmechar. Mine was quite short op so not under for a long time and I felt fine afterwards. A little crampy but no worse than general period pains.
 

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I would be surprised that they aren't doing a laparoscopy if they think you have adhesions as I would have thought they are outside your womb not inside.  A hysteroscopy looks at the inside of your womb going in through your cervix (no incisions) and a laparoscopy looks at the outside of your womb and your abdominal cavity (keyhole through your bellybutton or just below it and they make one or 2 other tiny incisions bikini line to insert implements so they can have a look around).  Presumably they are doing the less invasive hysteroscopy first, but be prepared that they may say they have to do a lap later depnding on the results.
 
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