Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed under anesthesia that allows a physician to take a closer look at a patient's cervix and uterus to diagnose and treat many intrauterine and endocervical problems such as polyps, fibroids, and adhesions. It may also be used to determine the cause of problems resulting from intrauterine surgical procedures, such as scar tissue, implantation failure and uterine lining (endometrium) disorders.

Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed under anesthesia that allows a physician to take a closer look at a patient's cervix and uterus to diagnose and treat many intrauterine and endocervical problems such as polyps, fibroids, and adhesions. It may also be used to determine the cause of problems resulting from intrauterine surgical procedures, such as scar tissue, implantation failure and uterine lining (endometrium) disorders.


What to Expect

Scheduling a Hysteroscopy

Preparing for a Hysteroscopy

After the Procedure

A hysteroscopy is a relatively quick procedure after which patients will spend about 30 minutes in the hysteroscopy suite. Since the procedure requires general anesthesia, the patient will need a responsible adult to drive her to and from the surgery center. It is strongly recommended that patients take the day off from work and refrain from intense activity or driving for the rest of the day.

After the procedure, there may be mild to moderate cramping for several minutes, and it may continue throughout the rest of the day. On occasion, there will be a small amount of vaginal bleeding, usually in the form of spotting. It is not unusual to have some light spotting or a watery discharge for the first 24 hours. We recommend refraining from intercourse for approximately 48 hours and the use of tampons or douching for 1-2 weeks. If cramping becomes worse instead of better over the course of the day, or if the patient develops a fever (temperature >100.4F), they should call their doctor’s office.

Interpreting Results

When the procedure is complete, the physician will be able to share the visual findings immediately and discuss options for addressing areas of concern, if there are any. If samples were taken for biopsy, those results should be reported within a week.

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