Hysteroscopy is gaining a very important role in modern gynecology. In your opinion. What is the current role of hysteroscopy in clinical gynecology?
Pathology of the uterus and vaginal canal affect females of all ages from infants and toddlers with vaginal bleeding to women in menopause with abnormal bleeding that may be an early warning sign of malignancy. As well, abnormalities of the uterus are most often responsible for heavy menstrual bleeding which is a complaint of up to 30% of patients in the reproductive age. Other common symptoms related to uterine abnormalities include pain and infertility. In short, there is no busy gynecologist who treats women for benign conditions caused by uterine abnormalities who would not benefit from mastering the hysteroscopic tool that allows for diagnosis and treatment of intrauterine abnormalities. A gynecologist without a hysteroscope is like a urologist without a cystoscope or a gastroenterologist without a colonoscope. It is an essential tool that every gynecologist should utilize in order to provide their patients the best care possible.