What is Operative Hysteroscopy?
Operative hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed using a hysteroscope, a thin tube with a camera and light on the end. The hysteroscope allows the doctor to visualize and operate on the uterine cavity through the cervix, without the need for any incision.
Operative hysteroscopy may be recommended for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine polyps or fibroids
- Suspected endometrial cancer
Prior to undergoing operative hysteroscopy, you may be asked to fast for a certain period of time and to stop taking some medications in advance. You will need to arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you home after the procedure.
After the procedure, you may experience some abdominal discomfort or cramping, as well as light bleeding or discharge. You should avoid sexual intercourse and using tampons for two weeks.