Hysteroscopy is a surgical technique in which an instrument, similar to a telescope, is used to inspect the interior of the uterus. It is performed as an outpatient procedure, usually under intravenous sedation, either in our surgery center or at the hospital.
After adequate anesthia is achieved, the telescope is passed through the cervical opening into the uterus. The uterine cavity is distended (expanded) using a fluid solution. Polyps, fibroids, scar tissue or a septum within the uterine cavity may be resected/removed from the cavity during the procedure. As the procedure is performed under sedation, you will feel no discomfort. You may have light bleeding or mild cramping following the procedure. If you experience bleeding heavier than a menses, severe pain or temperature greater than 100.4, please call the office.