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Fertility difficulties due to uterine issues, like scar tissue or fibroids, can quickly be identified by a minimally invasive uterine cavity evaluation. At Gago Center for Fertility, Laura April Gago, MD, offers convenient in-office testing at all three locations in Ann Arbor, Brighton, and Lansing, Michigan. This diagnostic procedure is often the first step to diagnosing uterus-related infertility and is recommended for all women struggling to conceive. Schedule a uterine cavity evaluation online or by phone today.
Dr. Gago recommends all women experiencing fertility issues undergo a diagnostic uterine cavity evaluation. This critical first step evaluation can determine if issues in the structure of the uterus or the uterine lining are the root cause of your fertility struggle.
A healthy uterus is important for achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. The lining of the uterus — the endometrium — must also be in optimum physical condition, as this is the structure where the embryo implants and develops.
Problems in the uterus are directly responsible for some women who struggle to become pregnant. Dr. Gago performs the test conveniently in the office as a primary step in your infertility diagnosis.
Many women have uterine issues that interfere with the general health of their reproductive system. Common uterine issues that may also affect your ability to achieve a successful pregnancy include:
By identifying issues in the uterus that obstruct the implantation of an embryo, Dr. Gago can make the necessary repairs to increase your chances of conception.
Dr. Gago performs a diagnostic office hysteroscopy, which is a visual examination of the endometrial cavity, using a scope with a camera on it, while injecting sterile saline into the cavity. This procedure is used to determine if there are any abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, adhesions, and congenital anomalies may be detected, and is performed at our Brighton facility.
A speculum is placed in the vagina, just as for a routine gynecologic exam. Your cervix is washed off with a cleansing preparation prior to inserting a small scope with a camera on it through the cervical opening. Once the scope is in place, a visual examination of the endometrial cavity is done, while a saline fluid is injected. Both the patient and her partner can watch on the monitor as the exam is performed.
You may experience cramping which will rapidly resolve as the liquid flows back from the uterus. There are no limitations on diet or activity prior to or following the procedure. Should you experience severe abdominal pain, heavy vaginal bleeding, foul smelling discharge, or fevers following the procedure, please call our office. If it is after hours or a weekend please contact the answering service at 248-691-8611.
Depending on the results of your testing, Dr. Gago can recommend additional testing procedures to evaluate your structural defects or other abnormalities in your uterine cavity or lining.
Find out more about the benefits of uterine cavity evaluation by calling the office nearest you or use the convenient online booking feature today.