A sample of the lining of the uterus for abnormal bleeding.
A hysteroscope is a camera inserted through your cervix into your uterus to visualize abnormalities possibly causing abnormal bleeding, polyps, and fibroids. It can locate IUDs with no visible strings on the cervix. The in-office hysteroscopy requires no general anesthesia.
Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix, vagina, and vulva through a special magnifying device called a colposcope. This exam allows an obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) to find problems that cannot be seen by the eye alone.
During colposcopy, your ob-gyn may see abnormal areas. A biopsy of these areas may be done. During a biopsy, a small piece of tissue is removed from the cervix, vagina, or vulva. You may feel a pinch or cramping while this is done. Cells may also be taken from the canal of the cervix. A special device is used to collect the cells. This is called endocervical curettage.
Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
LEEP removes the area containing abnormal cells from your cervix.
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
Intrauterine Device (IUD) and Implant Insertion - The intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods. Both are highly effective in preventing pregnancy. They last for several years and are easy to use. Both methods are reversible—if you want to get pregnant or if you want to stop using them, you can have them removed at any time.
An ultrasound is used to diagnose early pregnancy, monitor pregnancy, and diagnose and monitor medical conditions unrelated to pregnancy - i.e., lost IUD strings, etc.