hysteroscopy

noun

hys·​ter·​os·​co·​py ˌhi-stə-ˈrä-skə-pē How to pronounce hysteroscopy (audio)
plural hysteroscopies
: visual examination of the cervix and interior of the uterus with an endoscope
hysteroscopic adjective

Examples of hysteroscopy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For four months, my world was inundated with ultrasounds, near weekly lab draws to measure hormone levels, a hysteroscopy and ultimately a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure and subsequent consultation with a gynecologic oncologist and reproductive endocrinologist. Adeline Chen, CNN, 7 May 2022 Unfortunately, today is also my hysteroscopy. refinery29.com, 18 Oct. 2021 Diagnosis and treatment of Asherman syndrome often require multiple surgeries with a procedure called a hysteroscopy, in which a thin lighted tube helps visualize the uterus. Sarah N. Lynch, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Without insurance, the fees for the hysteroscopy and D&C alone would have amounted to over $30,000. Adeline Chen, CNN, 7 May 2022 There was no mention of a hysteroscopy, let alone basic ultrasound. Sarah N. Lynch, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2021 If operative hysteroscopy is not possible, then Dr. Robinson suggests the next-best option would be a suction curettage. Sarah N. Lynch, Health.com, 15 Oct. 2021 Within days, Perwaiz claimed to have done several office procedures, including a hysteroscopy and a colposcopy. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2020 Charging documents allege Perwaiz’s volume of in-office hysteroscopies — a procedure that involves examining the uterus and cervix with a thin, lighted tube — far outpaced that of his colleagues. Katie Mettler, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hysteroscopy was in 1898

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“Hysteroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hysteroscopy. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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