Our one-stop hysteroscopy service sees women for a range of
different conditions including:
- Post menopausal bleeding
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Inter-menstrual bleeding
- Post-coital bleeding
- As part of fertility investigations
- Lost or embedded coils
- HNPCC screening (Hereditary non-polypoidol colonic carcinoma)
- Screening for cancer
At present the service offers diagnostic investigations and a
range of treatments, including:
- Removal of endometrial polyps
- Removal of septums
- Removal of coils/insertions of coils
We are currently developing our service to include:
- Endometrial ablations
- Sterilisations via hysteroscopy
What will happen in the clinic?
When you arrive at Saint Mary's Hospital you will need to check
in at reception in the Gynaecology Out-patient Department.
Patients often require an ultrasound scan prior to treatment
this may be performed by the consultant as part of your visit or
alternatively you may be directed to the Scan Department first.
Following the scan, you may need to wait a while to see the
Consultant or Nurse Hysteroscopist (please refer to your
appointment letter for the times). The Consultant or Nurse
Hysteroscopist will obtain your medical history and if the scan
result indicates that a hysteroscopy is appropriate, the procedure
will be explained to you and then undertaken. A small sample
of tissue (a biopsy) will be taken at the end of the procedure and
the Nurse Hysteroscopist/Consultant will write to you and your GP
with the results when they are available.
A full clinical assessment is completed and we may also take
swabs, a smear and a urine sample.
Our department is managed by a team who work closely with our
clinicians and nurses.
Ms Collette Atkinson: Hysteroscopy Appointment Co-ordinator
Ms Kathryn Jones: Lead Secretary
Nurse Manager, Gynaecology Out-patient
How can I access this service?
Referrals can be made by your GP or by another hospital
The clinics are held in the Gynaecology Out-patient Department,
Ground Floor, Saint Mary's Hospital.
9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday - Friday.
Nurse Advice Line: (0161) 276 6104. An
answerphone is available which is checked twice daily between 9.00
am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Please leave a clear
message with contact details and one of our nurses will contact you
as soon as possible.
We have the following patient information leaflet available
about our service.
Please click the title below to view the leaflet: