Hysteroscopy enables a physician to look through the vagina and neck of the uterus (cervix) to inspect the cavity of the uterus with an instrument called a hysteroscope. Hysteroscopy is used as both a diagnostic and a treatment tool.


Diagnostic hysteroscopy can be used to help determine the cause of infertility, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and repeated miscarriages. It can also help locate polyps and fibroids, as well as intrauterine devices (IUDs).

The procedure is also used to investigate and treat gynecological conditions, often done instead of or in addition to performing a dilation and curettage (D&C). A D&C is a surgical procedure that expands the cervical canal (dilation) so that the lining of the uterus can be scraped (curettage). A D&C can be used to take a sample of the lining of the uterus for analysis. However, hysteroscopy has advantages over a D&C because the doctor can take tissue samples of specific areas and view any fibroids, polyps, or structural abnormalities. In addition, small fibroids and polyps may be removed via the hysteroscope (in combination with other instruments that are inserted through canals in the hysteroscope), thus avoiding more invasive and complicated open surgery. This approach is also used to remove IUDs that have become embedded in the wall of the uterus.


There is no research available to indicate that hysteroscopy is performed more or less frequently on any subset of the female population.


The hysteroscope is an extremely thin telescope-like instrument that looks like a lighted tube. The modern hysteroscope is so thin that it can fit through the cervix with only minimal or no dilation.

Before inserting the hysteroscope, the doctor administers an anesthetic. Once it has taken effect, the doctor dilates the cervix slightly, and then inserts the hysteroscope through the cervix to reveal the inside of the uterus. Ordinarily, the walls of the uterus are touching each other. In order to get a better view, the uterus may be inflated with carbon dioxide gas or fluid. Hysteroscopy takes approximately 30 minutes.

Treatment involving the use of hysteroscopy is usually performed as a short-stay hospital procedure with regional or general anesthesia. Tiny surgical instruments may be inserted through the hysteroscope to remove polyps or fibroids. A small sample of tissue lining the uterus is often removed for examination, especially if the patient has experienced any abnormal bleeding.


If the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, the patient should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure. Routine lab tests may be ordered if the procedure is performed in a hospital. Occasionally, a mild sedative is administered to help the patient relax. The patient is asked to empty her bladder. She is then placed in position (usually in a special chair that tilts back) and the vagina is cleansed. Usually, a local anesthetic is administered around the cervix, although a regional anesthetic that blocks nerves connected to the pelvic region or a general anesthetic may be required for some patients.


It is normal to experience light bleeding for one to two days after surgical hysteroscopy. Mild cramping or pain is common after operative hysteroscopy, but usually diminishes within eight hours. If carbon dioxide gas was used, the resulting discomfort usually subsides within 24 hours.


Diagnostic hysteroscopy rarely causes complications. The primary risk is infection. Prolonged bleeding may follow a surgical hysteroscopy to remove a growth. Another complication is perforation of the uterus, bowel, or bladder, caused by over-forceful advancement of the hysteroscope. An infrequent but dangerous complication is increased fluid absorption from the uterus into the bloodstream. Keeping track of the amount of fluid used during the procedure can minimize this complication. Surgery under general anesthesia poses the additional risks typically associated with this type of anesthesia.

The procedure is not performed on women with acute pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) due to the potential of exacerbating the condition. Hysteroscopy should be scheduled after menstrual bleeding has ended and before ovulation to avoid a potential interruption of a new pregnancy.

Patients should notify their health care provider if, after the hysteroscopy, they develop any of the following symptoms:

Normal results

Normal hysteroscopy reveals a healthy uterus with no fibroids or other growths. Abnormal results include uterine fibroids, polyps, or a septum (an extra fold of tissue down the center of the uterus). Sometimes, precancerous or malignant growths are discovered.

Morbidity and mortality rates

The rate of complications during diagnostic hysteroscopy is very low, about 0.01%. Surgical hysteroscopy is associated with a higher number of complications. Perforation of the uterus occurs in 0.8% of procedures and excess bleeding in 1.2–3.5% of cases. Death as a result of hysteroscopy occurs at a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 procedures performed.


A laparoscope (an instrument with a video camera inserted through the abdominal wall) may be used to visualize the outside of the uterus or perform a surgical procedure on the pelvic organs. Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are sometimes performed simultaneously to maximize their diagnostic capabilities.



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Maggie Boleyn, RN,BSN
Stephanie Dionne Sherk


The test is usually performed by a gynecologist, a medical doctor who specializes in the areas of women's general health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, and prenatal testing. Nursing staff assists with providing education, positioning the patient, and specimen collection. Diagnostic hysteroscopy is performed in either a doctor's office or hospital. Uterine size and potential diagnosis and complexity of treatment determine the setting.


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User Contributions:

i am having a hysteroscopy and d&c as i have had acute pelvic inflammatory disease since september 05 after having lletz biopsy for cin 3 on my cervix. i have had every antibiotic going to treat the infection and have had numerous tests for stds all negative. i also have polycystic ovaries and am wondering if my gynaecologist has missed something out as when he last examined me he inserted a thin tube through my cernix and it was excrutiating(the pain).i also bled quite heavy and had very thick brown discharge afterwards iam still unable to work because of the pain and need to be sorted soon as its ruining my life. iam also worried that the cells they removed have come back as my g.p. said i have a nabothian cyst on my cervix that was not there in september. please helpas i have a young son who needs his mother to be well.
Hi, Im living in Jamaica and have been trying to get pregnant for the past 14 months. I recently did 2 ultrasounds and it was discovered that I have a septate uterus. The doctor has recommended that I do a diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, the cost of this is nearly US$1,500.00 Could you recommend somewhere that I could do the procedure in Florida where it may be cheaper?
m harding
Please explain how hysteroscopes are sterilised between patients.
Is there any possibility of viral transmission? Thank you
M Harding [in England]
I am a 67 year old post menapausal woman who is scheduled for a D&C and a hysteroscopy. I was wondering if anyone about my age has had a similar experience. I would love to "speak" with you.
Can anyone recommend a specialized doctor to perform this procedure? I live in Rockville Centre, Nassau, NY?
Thank you and good luck to the writers above. God bless all!
I had a hysterosalpingogram the result show the right fallopian tube was identified appear patent with spillage into the peritoneal cavity however the contrast accumulad into a rounded collection possible suggestive peritule adhesion

The left tube was partially seen however no spillage was identified from the left fallopian tube into the peritoneal cavity consistent with blookage

My Dr suggest correlation of findings with hysteroscopy and endovaginal ultrasaund

Is their any chances to conceived successfully after the surgery procedure?
I am almost 70 years old and just had a hysterocopic and D&C with polyectomy removal. I went in surgery at 8:00 a.m. and was awake at 9:00 a.m., dischaged before 10:00 a.m. with no pain and minimal bleeding. I slept until around 3:00 p.m. that afternoon, then took a pain pill that I really didn't need at the time, but didn't know what to expect about pain. I ate light, things like yogurt, pudding because they told me I could get nauseated if I ate heavy. The surgery was Thurs. a.m. and it is now Saturday and I still have not had any pain and no more bleeding. I feel great but I know not to be up trying to do anything except fix something to eat, walk to the mailbox, etc. I mostly do things at the computer, watch tv or read. I was scared to say the least, but it was a breeze. I just have to look out for fever (infection) or heavy bleeding. Overall, it was not a bad surgery at all.
Hi I recently had a hysteroscopy due to irregular bleeding and lower abdominal pain and bloating, this was back in april but i am still bleeding sometimetimes quite heavy. Is this normal?


hello i had a d and c and heteroscopy done on monday this week. wasnt given any instructions, I have been taking it easy and the day after surgery i had a reaction to the anethestic. and the day after that i started bleeding more heavily. and I've been having severe cramps. i have polysistic ovarian syndrome, and am used to being in pain but these cramsps are worse. i would love to get any feed back that my help to get my life back to normal. I have been suffering from this for 6 yrs and been to numerous doctors, specialists and i seem to just get lost in the system. they do so many tests and never seem to find anything. It's getting beyond a joke. I haven
t been able to work due to severity of bleeding and pain. would love any information that could be handy.

Thanks Shezza
Shezza, I have just had a hysteroscopy done today, and I am still in alot of pain from the gas,as I was from a laparascopy 13 years ago. I would love to know how to stop this. I too have polycystic ovarian syndrome and lots of pain, and heavy bleeding and they are trying to find out why. Seems that they are thinking hysterectomy might help stop the pain, somehow I dont know.

Has anyone found out how to stop the pain the shoulder and diaphram from the gas?
Hi my name is Rhianne and I am having LAPAROSCOPY HYSTEROSCOPY D&C as I have POS and severe pain. Doctors think I also may have endometriosis so that is the reason for me having the surgury so they can take samples and find out. Doctors are putting me under General Anasetic so I will be knocked out the entire time but it is only day surgery so I dont have to stay in over night.
I am having to have a hysteroscopy due to an embedded IUD. My OB/GYN tried unsuccessfully this past Friday to remove it in his office. I am very nervous to have this done as this will only be my second time to be put under. I have never had any problems with IUDs before and am very saddened to find out that I have one stuck now. I won't ever get another one again after this one. I hope everyone that has posted has had great success with their operation. Just know that these operations aren't just for GYN problems only. I am shocked that I am going to have this done for an embedded IUD. This was something I had no idea could happen. Thanks for all your prayers in advance.
On November 12th I am supposed to have a D&C and a hysteroscopy. The doctor also said something about Thermachioce and endometrial oblation. I have been diagnised as having endometrosis, mutliple uterine fibrios, and mutliple cyst on my cervix. Is this the best procedure for me. I was also said to have HPV. Will a hysterectomy be better?
I just had a Hysteroscopy D & C laproscopic surgery done on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. I am hurting so bad I can hardly walk. Is this normal? I figured I would at least feel a little better today. I know it's only been 2 days but still. Dr give me a script of pain medication but it doesn't even touch this pain I'm having. I was already having severe pelvic pain but now it's even worse. I have 4 kids to take care of and my husband works what am i supposed to do?
Hi, I am 56 and always had 28/30 days mentrual cycle. All three kids were born under Cessarian section when I was 27,31 & 32.Until 2007 my periods were regular. In 2008 i got every other month.
Again in 2009 my periods were once in 3 months.In 2010 January I had mild flow for only 3 days and nine months. Later in October i had mild discharge for only two days with slight abdominal pain which was bearable.
My Doctor feels that I shouldn't have had these two periods in 2010, as i am 56. Hence a trans vaginal scan was done to check ovaries & Endometrial thickness.The result was a 1 c.m endometrial thickness,maogins - normal,coarse myometrial echo pattern,and the rest were normal.
Due to the 1 c.m thickness the doc wanted me to do a Hysteroscopy and D & C.
Is it advisable to get a Hysterectomy done once & for all with out going through Hysteroscopy and D&C ? Because if malignancy is found, I will have to undergo a Hysterectomy.
please advice.

ihad a hysterscopy on jan.24th 2011 surgery went fine but dr. told me i will never have a monthly again,i'm still bleeding today. could there be a problem that i need to be concerned about. don't think surgery worked
That is very good comment you shared.Thank you so much that for you shared those things with us.Im wishing you to carry on with ur achivments.All the best.
I just had a D&C and hystercomy on Thursday of this week. I am still in pain and the pain meds the dr. prescribed are not working. Most of the pain is in my lower abdomen. The dr. said I would have cramps for a couple of days but this is worse than any cramps I ever had. I have also had a light brown almost slimy looking discharge is this common?
I am 50 yrs old, post menopausal and had a hysteroscopy five days ago due to abnormal bleeding. An apparently large benign polyp was removed. I bled moderately for a couple days then it subsided today I began moderate bleeding again. Is this normal?
Had a polyp removed on Friday and d&c taken every pain killer and still in agony. Can anyone help
im having hesterocopy soon im 50 years old i dont have periods anymore but lots of pain whene have sex doctor said i have tichk cevrix im realy scare of going under general
I am 20 years old, and have PCOS, and a septate uterus. After suffering multiple miscarriages, my partner and i have been to many specialists. We have finally found someone who is going to help us, and i now have a laparascopy and hysteroscopy scheduled for 01/11/2011. I am quite nervous and worried, as i had a miscarriage on 2/09/2011 and have not mensturated since. Ive been put on provera and monofeme untill the surgeey, but am nervous about the procedure. I will be put under general anaesthetic, and was wanting to speak to anyone who has had the same experience?? any info/advice will be greatly appreciated !!! Thankyou
Kayla Tess
Yes I to had a D&C and Hysteroscopy I August still bleeding heavy most of the time In
A few days from now I am having a ablation done will this finally bring me back to normal? I am so tired of this I just want it to stop. I just feel like I should have a permanent seat on the toilet, please tell me!
I had a hysteroscopy w/polypectomy on Wednesday, October 26th. My doctor said I was good to go back to work the following day and I did. I have been having mild discomfort in my lower abdominal area since the day after the procedure. He prescribed Ibuprofin 400mg and Vicodin for the pain. I'm good with the Ibuprofin until it wears out. I hope I didn't go back to work too soon :(
I had a hysteroscopy, part of the lining of the womb removed and a a large polyp removed 4 days ago. I am still having a dull ache om the lower abdomen but the bleeding and discharge have stopped. Is the dull ache normal. I am a 70 year old woman.
Hi I'm 47 and had Hysteroscopy on 09.11.11 as an outpatient with local anathestic, for heavy periods and bleeding between periods. Small polyp removed and endometrial biopsy taken and I await pathology results in 3 - 4 weeks time. I felt ok that day and the day after... pains were no worse than my normal but I've had bad pain with periods for so long I don't know what's normal and what isn't any more. I smugly thought I had a few days off work to catch up on a few things I needed to do. Readmitted 13.11.11 due to bleeding, feeling very unwell, aches and pains everywhere and wobbly on my feet. A bit like severe flu but without any respiratory signs. Prescribed antibiotics and advised I was only allowed home as I lived locally and promised to return directly to gynae unit if I felt worse. One week later and I'm still signed off work. Bleeding stopped, but I'm still just lying around like a wet weekend with no energy at all. As blood tests were all normal,not anaemic and no signs of any infection, G.P and I have concluded I am just one of those women who's girly bits do not like being tampered with and perhaps my body is in post surgical shock and I simply need time to recover. Gp been v clear that I am not to return to work and my usual level of tearing around after the family until reviewed in a week's time by them. Some sites say pain and bleeding can last for weeks or months after Hysteroscopy and others say it's only for a few days. I had arrogantly presumed that I would ping back from this surgery and be ack to my normal within 48 hours, but I guess we are all so very different. I hope my sharing this information helps somebody else to know that it may take longer to recover from Hysteroscopy than the literature suggests and that this is ok too.

You sound like me I've had a Hysteroscopy and D &C back in November. Have polyps removed and my uterus scraped. Since this was done I've been bleeding and not at all impressed. The doctor says I need a full abdominal hysterectomy. My mother died from ovarian cancer 3 years ago. Have not bled for almost 24 years before I was pregnant with my third child. Big shock to the system to be bleeding after all this time...Do not know how long this will last. Doctor wants me to wait 6 months after the previous surgery. There was no sign of cancer. We are going on an overseas trip in March 2012 and I'm hoping this thing has settled down a bit. . Does anyone know or have experienced bleeding like this after the procedure. Thought by now it would have stopped.
All the inputs so far have given me insights on what to expect for my hysteroscopy and D&C tomorrow December 23. Like some of you, a polyp of quite a size will also be removed. I am hoping this procedure will be more like those above whose experiences were described as " a breeze". I am a bit nervous though. Thanks to all of you for sharing your experiences particular to this procedure.
It isn't so much the procedure- mine was a hysteroscopy with D&C, and a polypectomy- its the reaction to the air they pump in- and delayed reactions to anaesthetic that got to me. I was able to go home by 2pm on same day as procedure (which was at 9am)- but the three days afterwards were really really shaky. Going to get groceries on day 4 was scary stuff- knees were shaky and I kept trying to hold everything in- which is probably the wrong approach.
Had a D&C/ hysteroscopy/ many polyps removed / & ablation done on Feb 28,2012. My experience was quite different then alot of the above.. I had very light to no bleeding, no discharge and very little cramping after the procedure..I did not take any pain meds only ibuprofen once.. It is almost a week later and still no bleeding and slight cramping.. I still have to find out test results but so far no complaints... Before this procedure I had been bleeding for 4 months straigt and before that had not had a period for approx 1 year... Hope things keep going this well..
I am having this proseedure done soon,its Tuesday of this week I am
Just wondering if I can still have it done on the 4th day of my period i will close to not being on my period cause I only spot on the 4th day please help me ease my mind
I had a D&C/hysteroscopy/biopsy with polyps removed nearly three years ago under general anesthesia in the hospital. Last week, I had the same done in the office with just pain medication, xanax and shots of numbing meds. I was pretty nervous about being awake for it. and the shots hurt some, but it really wasn't bad. I was able to talk to the doctor and nurse while she did, so I guess the meds had me pretty relaxed. If I had to do it again, I would chose this way because it was cheaper and easier. It's been four days, I rested most of the weekend and returned to work today. I can't say I feel 100% great, but I haven't felt 100% for a while anyway - that's why I had it done.
HiI'm 50 yrs old just before I my 5oth birthday July August 2011. Birthday in December. I had heavy bleeding for two months blood through clothes, sheets.I went to the doctor she ordered an ultasound. Came back I have a polpy. Never heard of it? Had operation in January 2011. All clear, no heavy bleeding, healthy womb. Spotting, then periodin febraury with spottin, March period spotting. No normal period in April 2012. Though i might be pregnant?. Have been trying for a long time regardless of age, knew I had small chance. Looked on internet Polyp D&C operation is part of stopping your period in women.! Went to gynaecologist in hospital. He devastingly said to old for a baby, had my op stopped bleeding ok, even if I did fall pregnant very high risk miscarriage . I basically had heavy bleeding, had op, low eastrogen no help there? glad heavy bleeding has stopped. All bad news from doctor, too old who cares. Can't help you. No periods at all I knew Iknew I had very small chance of baby with my partner. But no bleeding gone, Doctor does'nt know if I will get period again! would'nt at all give me anything for eatrogen heightening. Before op at least I had period now nothing!! I'm not iggnorant totall devastated, all hopes at gone fo falling pregnant.!! Has anyone else experienced this extremely sad!!no i don't want adoption , or egg donar it would'nt be mine. Don't have the money. Does'nt come from me my DNA and partners not not for me. I feel like a fool, very devastated and extremely sad and there's nothing i can do. Thank you.
I had a hysteroscopy today and a biopsy. The water flushing through it was fine. The doc explained that I am more likely to need an anaesthetic if the wall of the cervix ie the middle tubey thing was too small, and if you have no kids, it is more likely to be smaller. However, there's normally enough to let the hysteroscope to in but it is tougher.

Firstly as she pushed the hysteroscope in I felt strong period like cramping. Then as she pushed it, I felt a bit of pain rather like a knitting needle, fortunately this did not last long. I started to feel crampy, felt like vomiting, swearty and fainty. However, that was the worst bit only and the rest was ok. It was quite quick phew but uncomfortable.

Afterwards the nurse designated to me made a cup of tea.

I didn't have a car so didn't drive back but I had a friend who stayed with me 24 hours
I was taken home by bus. I walked slowly. As it was a hot day and my body was slightly in shock, I felt a bit faint and sick.

However, I stayed somewhere cool and got on the train home which also rested me. I felt much better after that. I had some blood afterwards but that is normal.

It really is worth doing, cancer has a lot worse pain.

I don't recommend driving and make sure your motor insurance company is aware.
I am 51 year old,menopose for 3 years, started to have period pain and slight vaginal bleeding for a week, my gp sent me for urgent scan hystercopy and biposy , I have two young children I am worry how long does it take to be fit to work as I am self employ and I do not get pain if I am not working i would be greatful for any advice
My name is Jan and I am 54 years old.
I had a D&C and a Hysteroscopy done on June 29th, 2012 at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Dr. Raina Best- OB/GYN.
The reason for my procedure was that I had slight bleeding and showing in January 2012 for several days and again in February 2012 for two days. I had not had a period for 16 months prior to this.
It was a very simple, easy and pain free experience. I went in to the hospital's day surgery unit in the morning and was hooked up to an I.V.
I was given a very small dose of anesthetic to relax me, but I was awake for the procedure. I was in the operating room for about 15 minutes and back to recovery for two hours.
I had very little bleeding and no pain. No need to take a single pain releiver!
The medical staff were very good at explaining the procedure.
Dr. Best came to see me after the procedure and told me that everything looked normal and all went well. Great relief! She also gave me a note to confirm. She said that she will call me once the pathology report comes back in six weeks. Such a long time to wait, but I feel good knowing the Doctor (who does many of these) was happy with the procedure and could not see anything that concerned her.
I left two hours after the day surgery and went to lunch and shopping with my daughter.
I know that they need to prpeare you for the procedure, but consider it a gift if you feel as good as I did afterwards. I hope my comment will help to ease others minds before the procedure.
Carol Lawrence
I had a hysteroscopy a week ago & they did a womb biopsy and removed a polyp and did a D & C. Ever since then I have had a bloating sensation in the left side of the womb with rumblings and mild colic aches when I lie down in bed at night. I wonder if this is caused by the gas they use to inflate the womb during surgery?
I am 48! I am having dnc and was planning a beach trip two days later! Was just wondering if I can make trip? How much bleeding and pain! I've been in menopause a year! Breast tenderness!
Having hysteroscopy to remove uterine polyps & D&C Monday. Wondering if they will still do it if I am bleeding. Periods happen whenever they want that's why procedure was recomemded. Hope someone can put me at ease as I have been waiting for so long to have it done and would be totally "P" off if it is cancelled.
I am 43 .i had a hysteroscopy 3 months ago, until now (about 3 month)i didnot have period.i am wondering what is the reason. Even though i did pregnancy test and it was negative.
I had hysterscopy on Monday 22nd Oct 2012@11:30am. I was
Put under with Propofal as well as Versped and other drugs. The procedure was only 35 min. Dr also performed a D&C. A small polyp was removed. I was fine for the first 5 hours or so, but then both my hands went to sleep. I went to ER and I was shock from Anesthetic. My pulse was rapid, shortness of breath, numbness in extremities. They kept me in ER for 5 hours, and tested for blood clots, emblemism..etc. my back has been killing me every since and now abdominal pain. I still have not gone back to work after 4 days and only expected to be off 2 days.
Anyone's experience similar?
i had an hysteroscopy on 22nd oct i still have a brown discharge is this normal i have to wear a pad every day .
i was having spotting after a dr gave me estrogen for thinning of the vagina; without checking to see what my hormone levels were. the one doctor said "they are in the basement. did not go back to her. no one will check the levels??? there again to old to have any hormones?? i am 66 yrs old; i have enjoyed sex up until i started the bleeding. I have bleeding fibroids which is rare for someone my age??; so they suspect something else. I had a d and c and felt no cramping for 10 hours. I still am bleeding after e days and cramping; i relieve the pain with 800 ibropen every 12 hours. dr thinks there is something else going on because of the lower left pelvic pain. does not suspect ovarie problem too old. dont see the dr for another 14 days for results from tissue off the uterus. I hoped the pain would have gone away. started with pain in July 2012. drs i saw did not seem to be alarmed for the bleeding and did not suggest how much to take for pain. I guess you are suppose to bit a bullet; you are a woman. If you were not going thru a maxey pad and hour no alarm. doctor's had no answers; looked at you like you a crazy woman. I am discussed.
I had hysteroscopy cervical smear and endometrial biopsy on 07/02/2013. I have woke up the last 2 mornings really early with lower back pain and as yet not been to the toilet since having it done. Should I be worried? Is this normal?
I had hysteroscopy, d and c, removal of Mirena and insertion of new mirena and possibly polypectomy health yesterday morning.

A bit tender and sore but feel okay - feel better than when I had heavy periods and large blood clots. Taking it easy for a few more days at home as work is quite hectic. Just on the computer, watching tv and resting. Hung out some washing as well.

For all of you reading this, please take care and seek other advice from health professionals. You need to have absolute trust in your medical help.
I had two hysteroscopies recently. One on 3/8/13 and the other 5/17/13 due to abnormal spotting after menopause. I am 60 years old. The second one was performed because my doctor failed to remove the polyp in the first procedure. I am now awaiting lab results from the polyp removal from the second procedure. My first procedure was awful due to the various narcotics given for anethesia. The second one was tolerated much better after I refused to be given Fentanyl and Versed. I was only given Propofol and Toradol for the second procedure. I didnt experience any nausea from the second procedure nor any pain from either. I am still bleeding but my doctor said that usually happens afterwards. If I continue to bleed, my doctor said he might treat the bleeding with hormones, but I suspect somewhere down the road, I'll have to have a hysterectomy. Hope this was helpful to someone.
I had a hystroscopy in April. The last 2 periods I had are extremely heavy. I have never bled this heavy until the hystroscopy. Is this normal and will it get lighter like it use to be?
I had a hysterectomy 5 weeks ago...had severe cramps for 3 weeks after an now am having cramps as well as discharge an not bled at all is this normal or should I go see my gp...
Hello all. I am having a hysteroscopy soon. After the failed attempts of removing the Mirena IUD. I am terrified as I will be put under GA. I don't really know what to expect. Especially if I am facing a laparoscopic surgery if this attempt fails. I have 3 kids who need their mommy and I am petrified over this. Are there any videos that I can watch to prepare myself for this? Please share!!! Thank you!!!
Ruche Williams
Hi. I have had a hysteroscopy and D&C more than a year ago due to heavy bleeding. I'm not on any family planning because I want to get pregnant. But still nothing happens. Is there maybe something els wrong with me?
I am a 68 yr old woman and had a hysteroscopy and d&c and 5 weeks now am still having mild cramping off and on. Would love to know if anybody else has cramped for this long?
I am 66 years old and had a D&C four years ago and a hysteroscopy four days ago. I didn't have any real problems the first time but this time the cramping was so bad yesterday I could hardly walk or touch my abdomen. Today it is a little better. I guess as we get older our body takes a little longer to recover. Today I am going to slow the pace but still do regular chores and go for a walk rather than just lay around I have to go see my doctor Tuesday and I will mention the cramping at that time. I also have a hernia so that could be causing some of he pain. I did see one lady said they used propofol and toradol. Be very careful it cause me to have a bleed to the stomach.
Hi my name Liz. I had a partial hysteroscopy, over 1 year ago. They removed my uterus and left my overies. I still feel like I have monthly cycle minus the bleeding. The problem is my right overy. My overy was stuck to my intestine they detached it. I don't know if it's my intestine or my overy giving me problems. It hurts when I get gas. It's a sharp pain it lasts over a week. Sometimes it happen out of nowhere depending on what I eat.
I'm 39 I had a hysteroscopy 8 days ago I feel blodding plus I have fluid discharge. I think its urine but not sure. My doctor have me keflex for infection so that's what he said if was,but I still have thoughts.
What would be the cost for operative Hysteroscopy procedure in usa.
Going in for hysteroscopy today. Rather nervous but the gyn could not locate my mirena and the ultrasound and X-ray show it is somewhere on my right side. I an scared because I had an ectopic pregnancy that was surgically removed 4 weeks ago and I lost my right ovary and right Fallopian tube. It has been rough with the mirena and I do believe it is not for everyone. For some it works while others it's a nightmare. I salute all you brave women on this blog/post you are strong to live and tell these stories. I no longer feel sad that this happened to me because I know I share my experience and pain with so many others.
Hi I have had two virginal scans the initial one said its a mass the other one says it's a left polyp during examination on the second scan it was painful as she punched down on my lower abdomen with the insertion in place.
She read right11 cm by something and left 12 cm by something upon on viewing the Fallopian tubes does any one know if that is a normal size?
I had a diagnostic laparoscopy done and a hysteroscope. How long does pain last for.
I had a hysterectomy and polyp removal 6 days ago under a general aneasthetic..but am in constant pelvic pain and heavy bleeding still...4 to 5 pads a day and painkillers barely touch the pain. When my bladder is full I can barely stand straight and the pain is intense in my lower abdomen.
I cannot remember what it feels like to be normal..I woke up during the surgery unable to breathe and it is doing my head in
I ve just had hysteroscipy and biopsy a week ago due to fibroids growth,I was fine with little pain and mild bleeding for three days and suddenly things
Changed.I started having pain around my waist,spreading to my legs and my back.could I have been infected during the procedure?I am also bleeding?has anyone been in this position or had similar experience?what did you do?
Had a hysteroscipy like two weeks ago but I'm getting pain very bad cramping
Is the common?
Shirley D
I'm now 77 yrs. old. Been using a pessary for past 8 yrs. due to uterine prolapse. Working fairly well for a few years, then pessary less effective, so considering diffrent type, but takes long time to get appointment. About 7 yrs. ago had occasional bleeding (spotting, more than anything heavy) & my doc wasn't too concerned, felt it was due to chafing from the pessary, but after the bleeding reoccurred a few more times, he decided to do a hysteroscopy in his office about 7 yrs. ago under local anesthetic. No meds otherwise. Was totally unprepared for these needles for the local - so painful, & there are 4 of them, each seems to last forever. Horrible, I was moaning & groaning like I was in labor. Then, once it was over, nothing to the actual procedure - didn't feel a thing. A little bleeding & very slight cramping for 3-4 days afterward & that was it. Nothing serious found. Follow-up annually, & considered hysterectomy sometimes, but carried on with pessary.
A few years later, bleeding increased, more frequent, so tests (trans-vaginal ultrasound, urodynamic tests) but nothing of concern. However, since I was undecided about a hysterectomy, a D&C/Hysteroscopy was done about 10 days ago. Had a spinal, which is good in many ways as you have no pain during procedure, stay awake, aren't "loopy" after, no headache, nausea (at least for me) BUT it takes hours to unthaw - about 7 hrs. for me. You can't walk if your feet are numb & don't feel the floor under you, & nurses wouldn't let me leave until I could walk, & urinate (again, bladder is frozen for a long time) so that part was a little frustrating. However, I was perfectly comfortable, & relaxed, ate a sandwich about 2-3 hrs. after surgery. I was warned I would have a backache, from being in that position, but it wasn't that bad & I rested & took it easy & felt fine for 2-3days afterward. Cramps didn't even begin for me until 3 days after, & not severe but still persist, 10 days later, & there has been a light, steady, bloody, vaginal discharge ever since. Feeling well overall, but still looking forward to being rid of this bleeding. The doctor removed a small polyp, which she doesn't feel is of concern.She plans to have me using Premarin now. No lab results for 6 wk. after. For me, not a bad experience so far. My greatest discomfort is from my (severe)prolapse, as without any internal support (pessary) It's hard to be on my feet for long. Since we were instructed not to use tampon, bath, use hottubs, have sex, or put anything in the vagina, I can't use a pessary yet. So, that's my experience. We are all different, & respond differently. I am healthy, generally, underactive thyroid, some allergies, about 25 lbs. overweight, but good for my age. Hope this helps someone.
Hi I went for hysteroscopy + DDC in past two mounths and my problem is that I'm no longer going to my periods. Is that normal or,and what I'm experiencing is that I'm having a discharge
I just had an ultrasound and have polyps,my doctor wants to do general anesthesia,i don't like this pls do u know any
I had a hysteroscopy done 4 days ago. I'm still getting very light spotting but still feel a little nausea and bloated in the stomach. I was put under for the procedure. Is it normal to still feel not myself? I had a large polyp removed.
hi I had a hysteroscopy on Monday 12th April I am still bleeding heavy I was told I had thickening of the womb doctor took biopsy . is it normal to bleed heavy , I know its only been 4 days...
hi im 50 and had pelvic pain in ovulation very bad for many yrs ultrasiund show nothin then i had hystoscopy had polys wen op dun said they could nit get access to uterous why?
Hi my name is jennifer im 24 yrs old i had a hysteroscopy done like a yr ago he burnt my uterus and i have no more periods can i still get pregnant
sally fenton
I went for a gynae appt as I have a strange ovarian cyst and bulky uterus. I was given a hysteroscopy and biopsy without any warning there and then and no aftercare instructions. I haunt a clue what to expect. I had it done less than 48 hours ago. No local anaesthetic not really painful but still have watery discharge and cramping. Just went back to work and to the gym that night as didn't know I couldn't. Worried now I might have done some damage!
HI I am 62 and had a hysteroscopy 6 days ago. It was horrid , I thought I would be ok after a day or so as the nhs leaflet tells you. I had been spotting blood after sex and it was becoming painful. My GP referred me for tests so I had this done. I had a local after which I felt sick & dizzy. I was told the lining of my womb was thick and I had a small ovarian cyst which wasn't' worth bothering with. A biopsy was taken to test. I am still feeling off it I bled for 2 days, that cleared up then started again. I now have some faint yellow discharge along with the horrible not cramping as some describe it but stabbing pains in my lower abdomen & back. I wondered if anyone else experienced this.
I had a hysteroscopy in the hospital, removed a big fibroid in the middle my uterus. Going on 13 days from the surgery but still having bleeding and heavy cramps. Is this normal?
I have to have a hysteroscopy next week because ultrasound could not see my uterus properly, saw a gyno who said my uterus looks inflamed but test results were normal, so wondering why I need this procedure. I spot bleed after a pap smear but have not had a period in over 2 years. I was told the spot bleeding is not coming from the uterus. I'm confused and after reading the comments here I am scared to have the hysteroscopy done
Hi everyone , I wanted to post another comment in hope to help any readers. After my hysteroscopy, the doctor told me she got all the fibroid out and gave me 2 days of methylergonovine to take. This cause you to cramps because your uterus is shrinking to the normal size. I never had this procedure before but know from reading about it it should be a fast recovery and should not take more than a week to heal. Well, I was getting heavy cramps about 13 days in. I waiting to call the doctor because I thought my case was different because my fibroid was so big that it needed time to heal. The cramping was getting worse and I wouldn't take the pain anymore, what a nightmare. I called the doctor and ask to have an appointment soon. I was able to do another procedures this Monday . To find out , there were 2 cm fibroid left and that's why cause me the heavy cramps, because the uterus wanted that fibroid out . This whole experience was a nightmare for me . I has a total of 3 procedures being done within a month because they couldn't get everything out.. So please if you feel that you are not healing as you should be , contact your doctor right a way. No one should go through the pain I went through.
I jus had the surgery and I'm in excruciating pain that has not stopped and it's been well over 24 hours. I need help and answers. Please help
Holly Burns
I am 42 years old and had a D and C hysterscopy 2 days ago along with uterine ablation, and it was also done with local anesthetic and 1 pain pill, and a shot of ibuprofen , it was hands down, they most painful thing I have 3 ver been through in my entire life the pain was so incredible I literally was begging her to stop at he very end, I have had 2 vertical c sections, and behind my scar it was like someone trying to stab thier way out, it was horrific , so bad in fact that I'm leary of going back in a few weeks for a well woman check for a pap and breasts exam, the pain since is minimal, no bleeding at all, but I am having dizziness and nausea , and feel as if I'm getting a yeast infection , If your Dr offers your general anesthesia , I advise to do so, I didn't get that option
Hello, I just had a D&C with Hysteroscopy on Friday the 29th of April. I had an MRI of my entire spine and they said my uterus was 10 ml thick which was the reason for procedure. Had nuclkear stress test the day before because of irregular EKG. It has been a week since the procedure and still having cramps and strange bladder problems . they removed a polyp , I have no idea the size, since I had general anthesia and she spoke to my husband. He asked her if she was concerned and she said no, that gives me hope. Still trying to take it easy, but the pain in my side and below belly button are about a 6 on pain scale plus my bladder is weird. All of a sudden I need to go, no waiting, have to rush as if I had been holding it in and I haven't. Painful in hip as well because my dog 120 pounds hit me straight in the abdomen the day I came home. I screamed. As far as procedure, it takes about 45 to 1 hour under general, fell asleep and woke up in recovery,. The next day anesthesia wore off so I slept around the clock with pain meds, for two days, now 1 week later slight fever and pain, spotting some , but, almost gone and removed polyp results on the 20th. Nerves shot, why does it take so long. God Bless and prayers for all
I had a D&C with Hysteroscopy on May 10th. I had a very this uterus wall and polyps removed. Before this I have been having abnormal spotting since Feb 2016. My doctor put my on birth control to stop the spotting. I would like to know how long is too long to be spotting after a D&C? This has been going on for some time now and I feel like it is ruining my life. I was supposed to got to have a IUD put in tomorrow but the side effects scared me and th chance of me still bleeding is a turn off. When will this stop
I had hysteroscopy (camera viewing of the uterus) with D&C and polypectomy (removal of polyp) five days ago for abnormal bleeding and uterine wall thickness. I am 60. Procedure was as an outpatient, so I was given Versed and an IV prior to the procedure. I was not aware of anything that took place in the operating room. Procedure took approximately one hour. I had no pain but I was exceedingly shaky after. I was asked to urinate (which they measured) prior to being released because I had been Catherine's. I recall only a few seconds of cramping pain prior to being released, none after. I had no incision/stitches and was told to rest for 24 hours and then could return to normal activity. Again I will say I never had any pain. However, today I began having mild nausea and minimal bloody discharge (not bright red). I also began to feel gassy and bloated. I was told to watch for: Bright red blood, pain that can't be controlled with regularly scheduled amounts of ibuprofen/acetominaphen, foul-smelling discharge, and fever. I received pathology results by phone from my GYN's office 2-3 days after procedure (benign/normal). I feel fortunate this has gone so well for me. I believe we are all different and respond differently. However, this is a common procedure and in a generally healthy person the risks are VERY low.

If you have concerns/questions before or after:
Don't be afraid to call your doctor or at least his staff, they're there to make you comfortable and address your concerns pre- and post-procedure. Write down your questions or concerns to get them addressed. Ask them to repeat or simplify their responses to ease your mind. You may not recall instructions immediately following procedure, ask for written instructions.

If you are running a fever or bleeding excessively (changing a pad more than hourly), have bright red blood, or foul-smelling discharge, go in to be seen. If GYN won't see you, go to Emergency or Urgent Care!

If you frequently have the sensation of needing to urinate but are empty, especially if you are running a fever, be checked for bladder infection.

Try not to worry. 😊 I wish you all the best! Hope this helps someone.
I had hysteroscopy (camera viewing of the uterus) with D&C and polypectomy (removal of polyp) five days ago for abnormal bleeding and uterine wall thickness. I am 60. Procedure was as an outpatient, so I was given Versed and an IV prior to the procedure. I was not aware of anything that took place in the operating room. Procedure took approximately one hour. I had no pain but I was exceedingly shaky after. I was asked to urinate (which they measured) prior to being released because I had been Catherine's. I recall only a few seconds of cramping pain prior to being released, none after. I had no incision/stitches and was told to rest for 24 hours and then could return to normal activity. Again I will say I never had any pain. However, today I began having mild nausea and minimal bloody discharge (not bright red). I also began to feel gassy and bloated. I was told to watch for: Bright red blood, pain that can't be controlled with regularly scheduled amounts of ibuprofen/acetominaphen, foul-smelling discharge, and fever. I received pathology results by phone from my GYN's office 2-3 days after procedure (benign/normal). I feel fortunate this has gone so well for me. I believe we are all different and respond differently. However, this is a common procedure and in a generally healthy person the risks are VERY low.

If you have concerns/questions before or after:
Don't be afraid to call your doctor or at least his staff, they're there to make you comfortable and address your concerns pre- and post-procedure. Write down your questions or concerns to get them addressed. Ask them to repeat or simplify their responses to ease your mind. You may not recall instructions immediately following procedure, ask for written instructions.

If you are running a fever or bleeding excessively (changing a pad more than hourly), have bright red blood, or foul-smelling discharge, go in to be seen. If GYN won't see you, go to Emergency or Urgent Care!

If you frequently have the sensation of needing to urinate but are empty, especially if you are running a fever, be checked for bladder infection.

Try not to worry. 😊 I wish you all the best! Hope this helps someone.
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I had a D&C and a hysteroscopy on Sept 5. I felt ok for 2 days with light bleeding. I thought I was good on the 3rd day and went shopping but I had to sit 1 hour into my shopping as I started feeling weak with pain around my waist and back and started bleeding profusely. Bleeding continued for several days but stopped completely on the 7th day. Went back to work on the 8th day but only lasted half day as I was experiencing severe cramping and felt very weak. To this day which is day 11 I still cannot move around normally as the pain is constant around my abdomen and back. I have not been back to work since and am worried as I was advised that I would recover within 2-3 days. My doctor has advised to take ibuprofen if pain is not severe. I am concerned that it is taking so long for me to regain normalcy. Has anyone else experienced this. I was under general anesthesia to remove thickened lining for biopsy.
Jane- I am not having after effects as significant as yours, but I came onlne to try to find out why I am experiencing such extreme nausea ever since my same procedures this past Monday. I called my surgeon, who said it was not related, but I am inclined to disagree, as i did not experience this prior. My appetite is minimal (may be a good thing!!) and I am also experiencing occasional headaches and some spotting still, which he also said should be gone by now. Anyone else have the bad nausea, or know any explanation?
Dawn Thomson
Hi Jane I had this procedure on Monday and had a Polyp removed, I didn't have any anesthetic and found it extremely painful when they were removing the polyp I have been having stomach pains since then and have been feeling very sick, I have been taking rennies to try and stop the nausea, it would be nice to know what has caused this and why?
will you please tell that if uterus is small then it effects pregnancy? Means to conceive a baby is not possible if uterus is small?
Secondly, does hysteroscopy is helpful to diagnose the size of uterus?
Please do reply on my email
I had hysteroscopy today and a polyp was removed. After about a month of pelvic pain, I am free of the pain, it feels so good. I also had a D&C. I am hoping that the test results come back normal after some post menopausal bleeding. I am 55years old. Everyone, please hold hope.

Hi.. I just had a hysteroscopy an d&c done I have bright red blood when I went home but then slowed to spotting the morning of 2 days after I had nothing... then I was on my feet first a period of time and with the cold weather I cough a lot due to asthma so after a bad cough attack my belly started cramping and I started bleeding light flow of bright red blood again I'm in no pain or cramping anymore but still bleeding like a normal period is this normal.. I need to put my mind at ease I very worried but dnt want call the doctor over nothing
hi im 42 yrs old I just had a hysteroscope,biopsy d&C done 3 days ago and my lining of my uterus was really thick so my ob cleaned all that out not sure how thick,,but I done fine during procedure..but on my 2nd day of being home I felt a warm fluid gush from my vagina I went to the restroom and I was bleeding pretty heavy..this is my 3rd day and im still bleeding bright red blood,my stomach is really swollen,and it feels knotted up on my right side I don't have any fever or nausea but am wondering has anyone else experienced this,or should I be concerned..this was my first time ever going through this for abnormal bleeding with large clots..thank you for any advice..waiting on my biopsy results and im a nervous wreck..God bless all
I had a hysteroscopy,removal of polyps and several biopsies 4 weeks ago. I was initially off work for two weeks and still am off work due to lower abdominal pain, spotting and urgent frequency of needing to urinate post operatively. I have had two types of antibiotics and now need blood, urine tests and an ultrasound. Had some results back from gynae saying all abnormal cells removed but didnt expect to be in so much pain post operative.I am 57 and had a post menopausal bleed, hence the investigation. I wander if oneone else had this much pain?
Brenda A Harris
Had a Hysteroscopy 11 days ago and have bleeding from the bladder I guess. It is not a vaginal bleeding. Can nicking the bladder be a cause?
Had d & c, hysteroscopy on july 27th. Had large polyp removed. Had cramping, light bleeding for few days. Within a week I started having severe back pain and pain in lower left side that went up under my ribs. Went for postop visit and said I thought I had a bladder infection, so gave specimen. Back was hurting so doc thought maybe kidney infection Got a prescription for kidney infection, but was told if it didn't help by next day to go to my gp. I did and was given scrips for diverticulitis. Flagyl and Augmentin. Stopped the kidney meds. Still in a lot of pain on Thursday, so gp wanted a CT scan. Friday afternoon got a call that the culture came back from my postop on Monday and it was a bladder infection!!! Was given Ciproflaxin. Took it along with the other meds. Had CT scan on Monday got results today and was told it did not show any diverticulitis. It is now Tuesday night and have same pain in back and left side. All I would like to know is if anyone else had problems with bladder infection and pain in abdomen and back left side after the hysteroscopy and d&c. Thanks. Darlene
I'm going to have the hysteroscopy and D&C next week. I thought it was going to be a very straight forward procedure but after reading these last posts I'm terrified of the outcome. Can any of you folks (Bridget, Tracy, Tes, Brenda, Darlene) who had the procedure done fairly recently provide any updates? I do hope you are all doing better!
Are there specialty doctors that specialize in pelvic floor surgery? Does a gyno/ob doctors always have the expertise for this kind of surgery? How do you "gently" ask your doctor if they are skilled at this surgery, or how many hysteroscopies or DNC they have done? Thank you.
im having this procedure hysteroscopy with D&C in tomorrow morning 5/3/18. After reading all the comments I think I want to cancel. My uterus
has thickened and i have a polyp. Im 62 healthy and active. Im very concerned about them puncturing my uterus wall and puncturing my bowels, etc. Doctor advised me that it could happen but normally doesnt. Im hoping for the best, but Im very stressed about it. Hope everyone here is doing better.
Hi..I am 69 and had a d and c and hysteroscopy 2 momths ago.Had slight cramping and show for about 2 weeks after.Then no show for about another 2-3 weeks.The all of a sudden show again 4 or 5 times in the last 2.5 weeks.A polyp was removed full but no cancer.So i am now two months after and still getting a show but only when i urinate and wipe.Sometimes lighter than others but not heavy amd omly on the toilet paper. And light cramping.And only about every 3rd day or so.I am confused why not every day and only when i urinate. Today feeling a little kind of pinching feeling.Is this normal and from the operation.Or could it be damage or something else like an infection of some sort.It does not flow only when i pee.Amd not every day...seems odd.
rior to my op i had no bleeding whatsoever..Thanks
I am a post menopausel woman of 75 plus years and was on 100mg Natural progestorone daily with twuce weekly premarin inserts because of hyperplasia endromedtrial problems. Now because my.ultrasound results measure over 5 dr. Wants to do hysteroscopic test using 3 vaginal inserts nite before and 600 mg ibuprofen and 1 mg valuim nite before and after. I have very low threshold 4 pain as had endrometrial biopsy befire and it was horrible pain though only lasted short time. I donot want general anesthetics, but how painful is this without local? My dr. Said i will be out of it, and that he has done "3000 of these"' i am afraid i will jump off chair because of pain- almost did from endromedtrial biopsy. I have had 3 D& C gir same overgrowth in uterus in my lifetime, but had general anesthetics which i don't want. Help!
I've just had (5/6/18) a hysteroscopy, d&c and coil fitted whilst under general anesthesia. No complications and do glad I've had it done. After several scans I've finally put to bed I have no polyps and hoping to he coil will control my heavy period.

Slight cramping, stinging from the coil, achy back and shaky hands is all I have now, finding it difficult to walk or stand for longer than 3 mins at the moment but this will ease, at least I can now stop dreading my period with the excruciating pain and worrying about what to wear!

Go to a professional if you need one done, don't put up with pain and discomfort, if you are lucky enough to afford private care, then even better
Hi, my wife had a hyseroscopy to remove a fibroid and have tissue sample from her uterus lining taken, two weeks ago and was given medication to take for a week straight afterwards to stop any bleeding that might result from the operation. Two days after the medicine finished (nine days after the operation) she had some, though, not heavy bleding with clots. After going back to hospital she was given medcine to take for another seven days to stop any bleeding.


Is it common for women to be given medicine to stop bleeding after a hysteroscopy operation to remove a fibroid and have a uterus scrap (my wife was prescribed medicine for this reason straight after her operation)? I would have thought it would be better to leave alone so any problems can be acurrately diagnosed..

Her second bout of medicine finished yesterday and she is scared that bleeding will start again. Does anybody know if it iscommon for a patient to bleed fifteen days after such an operation?

Also, is it possible to check the WHOLE uterus for cancer? Here in China the doctors told my wife that sample scapes taken from the uterus cannot in themselves prove that the f the whole of the uterus is cancer free (she has had no cancer findings thus far).

I'd like to thank the people who set up this forum.
I had my polyp removed last Thur so it's been a week and 4 days and my left leg has been all tingly and numbness but now this morning it's doing that with a stabbing pain like when u get morphine shot in the leg and it burns that is what it feels like the burn is this normal. Thank you
Hi similar to Courtney, I had a hysteroscopic polypectomy and D And C done on Sat 28 July. I have also been getting cramps and slight numbness in my right leg.getting cramps in my uterus as well. Feels different from period cramps tho. But the leg cramps in my calf area is worrying me as most people have not mentioned that happening to them. Dr said use heat but she didn't seem to think it was normal post surgery and didn't offer much solutions.
I'M a 54 year old who has my periods so bad like leaving work due to soaked clothing bad. Finally my doctor suggested further testing and found polyps on my uterus which sounds common. Therefore she suggested a hysteroscopy with polyp removal. I am going to be under anesthesia. I have major issues with the anesthesia after I wake up.
I am afraid of the after effects from the procedure and the anesthesia.
My anesthesiologist and OB/GYN said I will be fine. Any comforting responses?
Has anyone had burning when urinating after a hysterscopy d&c polyp removal with Mirena IUD insertion? This is my 3rd operation under general anesthesia in 6 years and never had burning when urinating before. I think maybe they cut me
But they didn't say anything.
Charina Espineli Ocampo-Guzman
Hi, I would like to know how much did you guys spent for the hysteroscopy?
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I had a hysteroscopy 2 weeks ago today. I was supposed to start my period 3 days ago, and I know it could be off due to the procedure but I am feeling so sick, like upset stomach for 2 days and on the toilet a lot. Has anyone experienced this with the first period after a hysteroscopy? Maybe an increase in prostaglandins??

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