|What is a Hysteroscopy?
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that involves looking into the cavity
of the uterus with a small camera. It is usually done at the same
time as a D&C.
Where are the procedures done?
Most D&C and hysteroscopy procedures are done in the
outpatient surgical setting. The procedure will take 20-30 minutes.
You will be in the recovery room for 1-2 hours.
What do I need to do prior to the procedure?
Since the procedures are done under general anesthesia, you
cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before
What can I expect after the procedure?
You may experience spotting and light bleeding like a period
after the procedure. You may also feel weak and have cramps that
last several hours. Tylenol or Advil usually work very well at
relieving this discomfort. Most patients do not have any problems
and can return to regular activities the next day.
When should I call the doctor?
A fever above 101
Severe lower abdominal pain
Abnormal discharge with foul odor
Heavy bleeding with clots
Follow up for your future
You are asked to call our office (419-471-2025) in 3-4 days to
review pathology reports with the nurse. A follow-up appointment is
necessary 2-3 weeks after the procedure for an examination and to
discuss further testing or treatment.