Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy can be either diagnostic or operative.
Endometrial receptivity assay (ERA)
Many women trying to conceive through IVF fail the egg implantation process even when embryos appear healthy and the uterine cavity looks normal. Chances are they are having an underlying problem related to the endometrium (the inner lining of the uterus).
One of the causes of infertility is the inability of the uterus to hold on to a healthy embryo. Experts until recently believed that the viability of an embryo is the sole determinant of a successful IVF cycle. But recent studies have discovered that while the quality of embryos is an important factor, the receptivity of the uterus also plays a significant role in deciding the fate of the IVF cycle.
Medical science has now made it possible to determine how receptive a woman’s uterus is in relation to the embryo. The test called Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA) not only measures the receptivity of the uterus, but also helps determine the exact time for embryo transfer which offers the best chances of success.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. Blood, in addition to red and white blood cells, contains platelets which are rich in growth factors. Growth factors promote normal healing by restoring the normal architecture and strength of the damaged tissue. In a platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection, the patient’s own blood is processed at high speeds, resulting in higher concentrations of the patient’s own growth and healing factors, which are then injected into the injured area promoting a more potent healing response.