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Quick, convenient hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a common and relatively quick procedure (typically between 5 and 30 minutes) that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus (womb). This can be performed using a single-use operative hysteroscope. A hysteroscope is a thin tube with a camera that is inserted through your vagina and cervix to examine your uterus without incisions.

Why might you consider hysteroscopy?

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • heavy periods
  • absence of your period
  • postmenopausal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Biopsies
  • Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Removal of an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Scar tissue

What happens during the procedure?

You will be lying on the exam table in a similar position as a pap smear. In some cases your doctor may use a local anesthetic (numbing agent) and may dilate (widen) your cervix to allow entry of the hysteroscope. The hysteroscope
is inserted through your vagina and cervix into the uterus. A liquid solution is then slowly introduced into your uterus to provide visibility (you may feel some dampness). Your doctor then has the ability to see and possibly treat conditions.

What happens afterwards?

After your appointment most women can resume normal activities the next day, if not the same day. It is normal to have cramping and some bleeding for a few days after the procedure. We will advise you on any activities you need to avoid and for what duration.

How safe is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a relatively safe procedure. However, like any procedure, there is a possibility of complications, which occur in less than 1% of procedures. We can help answer any questions you may have and provide further guidance. Please feel free to get in touch.

Benefits of outpatient hysteroscopy

  • Relatively quick procedure
  • Thin diameter minimizes patient discomfort
    during procedure.
  • Minimal or no anesthetic is typically needed.
  • Can be performed in the convenience of your
    doctor’s office.
  • Single-use scope and instruments are never
    used on another patient.
  • Device can be connected to a monitor so the
    doctor can show you any findings during the