The technique and overview of flexible hysteroscopy

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2004 Sep;31(3):655-68, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2004.05.008.


Flexible hysteroscopy is a safe, successful, and reliable method of investigation for abnormal uterine bleeding. When compared with rigid hysteroscopy flexible hysteroscopy is associated with less pain both at introduction of the hysteroscope and during the procedure itself especially when the diameter of the scope is reduced. This article provides evidence of the benefits of flexible hysteroscopy to the health service provider, clinician, and patient. Flexible hysteroscopy is acceptable to most women when performed in the outpatient setting without analgesia and offers a suitable alternative to rigid hysteroscopy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Hysteroscopes
  • Hysteroscopy / methods*