How is it performed?
Having your evaluation in our office, rather than the hospital, can benefit you with comfort, convenience and financial savings. We will work with you to form your individualized plan for achieving your maximum comfort. Minor procedures such as the removal of a small polyp or direct biopsy may be performed without difficulty. This procedure, done in our office, can often take less than a third of the time it would take at the hospital or outpatient center.
How is hysteroscopy different from ultrasound?
What are the risks of hysteroscopy?
While complications during and following hysteroscopy are rare, they do exist.
Infection: All surgery carries the risk of infection. This is why all instruments are carefully sterilized and prepared whether in the hospital operating room or at the office. Additionally, cleansing agents are used to clear the vaginal and cervical area of bacteria. However, there remains a very low risk that bacteria from the vagina can pass to the uterine lining. You should let us know if you experience:
- Fever greater than 101 degrees
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Heavy bleeding
- Increasing or severe lower abdominal pain
- Bleeding: While some bleeding is expected after hysteroscopy- heavy or prolonged bleeding should be reported.
- Pain: Most people require minimal pain medication during recovery.