Local anesthesia—numbs a small area. A second medicine may also be given to help relaxation.
Description of the Procedure
A tool will be placed in the vagina. It will hold your vagina open and allow tools to enter easily. The doctor will clean the vagina and open the cervix. The scope will be passed through the vagina and into the uterus. The uterus will be filled with a gas or liquid. This will let the doctor get a closer, clear look at the uterus.
Other tools may be passed into the uterus. Abnormal tissue will be removed or repairs will be made. If a
biopsy is needed, a sample of tissue will be removed. The wall may also be scraped to get cell samples. All samples will be examined in a lab.
How Long Will It Take?
About 15-45 minutes
How Much Will It Hurt?
You will have mild cramping and soreness. Medicine can help with discomfort.
The care team will watch for any complications. Once you feel better you will be able to go home.
During your stay, the hospital staff will take steps to reduce your chance of infection such as:
Washing their hands
Wearing gloves or masks
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
Signs of infection, including fever and chills
Abnormal bleeding (more than a menstrual period)
Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, or chest pain
Any other concerns
If you think you have an emergency, call for emergency medical services right away.
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