The falloposcopy is a visual exam of the inside of the fallopian tubes. This involves the insertion of a tiny catheter through the cervical canal and into the uterus to the fallopian tubes. It is then , an even smaller fiber optic endoscope is threaded through the catheter, into the fallopian tube. From here, the your fallopian tubes can be examined on a monitor from which a camera is attached on the outside end of the fallopscope.
This procedure takes anywhere from thirty to forty-five minutes to perform. The falloposcopy is sometimes followed by tubal reconstructive surgery, which extends the time to one – two hours.
The benefits of having this procedure done can be determined from the many abnormalities it detects from inside the fallopian tubes. These abnormalities include obstruction of the tubes, scar tissue, and damage to the inner lining. Your physician will be able to begin treatment immediately – once specific abnormalities – if any – are discovered. If determined that damage is too severe – it is then that In Vitro Fertilization is considered to be the next logical step.