Category: Procedures Continued


Myoma is another name for a fibroid. In women whose fibroids cause problems (generally bleeding or pain) and who still want to keep their uterus, a myomectomy (removal of myoma) may be recommended by their physician. Occasionally a myomectomy is suggested to treat infertility. Some […]

Endometrial Biopsy

When to call your health care provider? Excessive bleeding, or bleeding longer than two days after the procedure Foul-smelling drainage from your vagina Fever and/or chills Severe lower abdominal pain What is Endometrial biopsy? Endometrial biopsy is a procedure in which a tissue sample is taken […]

Saline Hysterography

How is the Test Performed? A saline infusion sonogram (SIS) is a special type of sonogram. During this procedure, your physician will place a thin catheter into the uterine cavity and insert a small amount of normal saline fluid into the uterine cavity. This allows […]

IUD Insertion

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a reversible form of contraception. A small T-shaped device is placed through the cervix into the uterus during an office exam. The procedure only takes a few minutes.   


What is Nexplanon? Nexplanon is a hormone releasing birth control implant placed under the skin in the inner, upper arm. Nexplanon is about the size of a matchstick and is made of a soft, flexible, medical polymer. It does not need to be taken daily, […]

Vulvar Biopsy

What is the vulva? The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora. If you see changes on the skin of the vulva, or if you […]

Dilation & Curettage (D&C)

A dilation and curettage procedure, also called a D&C, is an out-patient surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (opened) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be scraped with a curette to sample endometrial tissue. A suction D&C uses suction to remove uterine […]


Hysteroscopy enables a physician to look through the vagina and cervix to inspect the cavity of the uterus with an instrument called a hysteroscope. The hysteroscope is an extremely thin telescope-like instrument that looks like a lighted tube. The hysteroscope is so thin that it […]


Laparoscopy is just a big word for a small procedure. It is a fairly noninvasive method used to examine the interior of the abdomen, pelvic cavity and other parts of the body. While laparoscopy can be used to aid in diagnoses, it is also frequently […]