Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus in order to diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. Hysteroscopy is done using a hysteroscope, a thin, lighted tube that is inserted into the vagina to examine the cervix and inside of the uterus.The procedure shouldn’t be painful. However, you may experience some cramping during the procedure. Your doctor may order some type of sedative for you to take beforehand so that you’ll be more relaxed. The extent of anesthesia you need will depend on the purpose of your hysteroscopy.

Hysteroscopy definition and facts

In many cases hysteroscopy can be performed as an outpatient (same-day) surgical procedure. Complications of hysteroscopy are rare. The most commonly reported complication is perforation of the uterus.

Hysteroscopy is most often done on an outpatient basis. Otherwise, you won’t need any special care after a hysteroscopy. You may have cramping and vaginal bleeding for a day or two after the procedure. Report fever, severe abdominal pain, or heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge.