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02:02 Mar 1, 2002
English to Urdu translations [Non-PRO] Medical
English term or phrase:medical
A laparoscopy is one of the more complex tests carried out in infertility investigation. The purpose of the test is to allow the specialist to look at the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus. In order to carry out a laparoscopy the woman has to be hospitalised (usually for the day only), as the procedure is done under a general anaesthetic. The laparoscopy is a thin telescope-like instrument which is passed through a small incision in the abdominal wall near the navel. The abdomen has first to be distended by blowing in carbon dioxide to ensure a certain amount of space exists between the organs. The laparoscope is then passed into the incision. It is possible to examine the size, shape and contours of the organs contained in the pelvic cavity. In this way any adhesions, scarring, endometriosis or fibroids can be detected. Examinations of the fimbriated ends of the fallopian tubes for adhesions can be checked to ensure they are capable of free movement. The patency of the tubes is tested by the injection of a dye through the