The hysterometer is one of the medical devices used by gynaecologists for uterus examinations. Thanks to its peculiarities, it allows to penetrate in the internal part of uterine cavity in order to measure and to detect the state of health of the patient.
It is commonly well-known as the hysterometry examination, due to the device used to perform it.
There are many diagnostic examinations that allow to evaluate the health conditions of the uterus. The pap-test is of course one of the most familiar for women and it is considered as one of the best to detect the presence of cancers in the cervix. Yet this is not the only examination that physicians can use to analyse patients’ health conditions. After the pap-test, the hysterometry is one of the most common tests due to its very simple use and the simplicity in processing the results.
To make this test it is necessary the use of the hysterometer, an endoscopic device used by the gynaecologist to make tests in the uterus cavity. This instrument is graduated and this characteristic makes it perfect to measure the depth of the uterine cavity.
Thanks to the hysterometer it is possible to detect serious diseases that can affect the dimensions of the uterus (for example a fibroma or a cancer) and the presence of endometrial lesions.
Indeed, thanks to the presence of its graduated notches, the gynaecologist can analyse and evaluate the normal uterine dimensions.
The measurement is performed starting from the bottom of the uterine cavity just until the cervical internal orifice.
The hysterometer is often used also to assess the possibility of the Intra-Uterine Device insertion, or even for the implantation of the embryo during in vitro fertilizations.
The hysterometry allows also to make interventions, like for instance the tubal ligation (also called female sterilisation), a procedure that blocks the uterine tubes to impede or prevent passage of the egg.
Do not exist particular contraindications, a part from women that suspect being pregnant. For these subjects this type of exam is not suggested because it could compromise the development of the foetus.
This disposable and sterile hysterometer has a flexible distal part in polyethylene, with no pointer, it is manageable and of very simple usage, granting fast interventions for operators and minimum discomfort for patients.
The handle is rigid and in polystyrene. Its colour code allows to distinguish very easily, just at a first glance, the right size of the hysterometer. This made in France product presents three different sizes:
|PS125 1000||Hysterometer CH10||Blue|
|PS125 1200||Hysterometer Ch12||Grey|
|PS125 1400||Hysterometer CH14||Green|