A hysteroscopy is a technique used to look inside the uterus. Using a thin, camera device that is placed inside the uterus through the vagina and cervix, your doctor will be able to diagnose or treat a problem in the uterus. Hysteroscopies are commonly performed to remove a polyp or fibroid from inside the uterus. It may also be used in conjunction with a D&C to determine if there are any abnormalities in the uterus’ interior lining.
Hysteroscopies are performed as an outpatient procedure. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to the surgery. Pain medications or general anesthesia may be used to alleviate any pain associated with the procedure so it is important to have someone drive you home from the hospital. Mild to moderate cramping and spotting can be expected. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for at least one week following the procedure. Please schedule a follow-up appointment one week after the surgery.