What is Hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a small lighted telescope-like camera that is passed through the vagina into the uterus for the diagnosis or treatment of some problems with the uterus.

Why is hysteroscopy done?

Hysteroscopy can be done in the office or in the operating room. Most commonly, it is done in the office to visualize and diagnose causes of abnormal bleeding.

What should I expect during and after the procedure?

During the procedure, a speculum is inserted in the vagina and the thin hysteroscope is fed through the cervix into the uterus, low pressure water is used to inflate the uterine cavity so that the entire inside may be seen. Depending on the reason for your procedure, you may be given some relaxation medicine or some medicine to help open up the cervix for easier passage. After the procedure, you may experience light bleeding or spotting as well as cramping like a menstrual cycle.