Recommendations for alternatives depend on the reasons for having this investigation. Other possibilities may be an ultrasound scan or a surgery to view the pelvis. The doctor can discuss alternative investigations or treatment options if they are applicable to your case.
Sometimes, small tissue samples or biopsies are taken. You will be told if this is the case. These will be sent to the laboratory for examination. You will be advised of the results as soon as they are available.
Upon discharge, you will be advised to rest for 1-2 days. You may experience minimal bleeding for up to 7-10 days. Pain is usually mild and simple pain medication such as Advil, Motrin, or Tylenol are effective in most cases. If the doctor thinks you require stronger pain medication, he will prescribe this for you before you leave.
Hysteroscopy is a fairly safe procedure with minimal risks for complications. The most common complications include prolonged bleeding and infection. As a way to prevent infection, all of our patients take a course of antibiotics. Abdominal discomfort, foul-smelling discharge, or fever develops are signs of infection. Please contact the office immediately.
Other complications, although very rare, may include perforation of the uterus, bowel, or bladder. This will usually heal without surgical intervention but may result in short-term hospitalization so that you may be observed closely.
An extremely rare complication is weakening of the fibers and muscles of the cervix (neck of the uterus). If this does happen, it can increase the risk of late miscarriage.
It is important to note that there is a small possibility that the surgery cannot be completed. This depends on findings at the time of surgery. If this occurs, you will be informed of the reason for the inability to complete the surgery.
You should be able to return to work in 1-2 days after surgery. If you feel unable to resume normal activities after this time, please contact our medical staff.
Upon discharge, you are advised not to have intercourse for at least 7 days to avoid the risk of infection. Please follow-up with our office on the date instructed.
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