What is Hysteroscopy?
A hysteroscopy is a procedure to look inside your womb (uterus). It’s done with a narrow tube-like telescope with a camera called a
hysteroscopy. A hysteroscopy can be used to diagnose and/or treat a problem with your womb.
The Gynecologist may recommend that you have a hysteroscopy for one of a number of different reasons. These include the following.
To help find out what is causing you to have unusual bleeding from your vagina, for example heavy periods or bleeding after your menopause.
To check for polyps (small growths of tissue in your womb lining) or some types of fibroids (non-cancerous growths of muscle in your womb).
To see if there are any problems within your womb if you’re having problems getting pregnant or have had several miscarriages.
To treat scar tissue (adhesions) within the lining of your womb.
To take out an intra-uterine system (IUS), or coil, that has moved out of place.
To carry out a permanent form of contraception (sterilization).
Recovering from a hysteroscopy :
After your hysteroscopy, you may feel ready to go back to work the next day, or you may need to rest and take it easy for a day or two.
It’s normal to have some mild period-like cramping pains and some bleeding for a few days after your hysteroscopy.
Most women don’t have any problems after having a hysteroscopy. However, if you develop any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor.
Heavy bleeding that lasts for longer than 12 days.
Vaginal discharge that is dark or smells unpleasant.
Severe pain or pain that lasts for more than 48 hours.
A high temperature.