Hysteroscopy is a common and relatively quick procedure (typically between 5 and 30 minutes) that allows your doctor to look inside your uterus (womb). This can be performed using the LiNA OperåScope single-use operative hysteroscope. A hysteroscope is a thin tube with a camera that is inserted through your vagina and cervix to examine your uterus without incisions.
You will be lying on the exam table in a similar position as a pap smear. In some cases your doctor may use a local anesthetic (numbing agent) and may dilate (widen) your cervix to allow entry of the hysteroscope. The hysteroscope is inserted through your vagina and cervix into the uterus. A liquid solution is then slowly introduced into your uterus to provide visibility (you may feel some dampness). Your doctor then has the ability to see and possibly treat conditions.
After your appointment most women can resume normal activities the next day, if not the same day. It is normal to have cramping and some bleeding for a few days after the procedure. Your doctor will advise you on any activities you need to avoid and for what duration.
Hysteroscopy is a relatively safe procedure. However, like any procedure, there is a possibility of complications, which occur in less than 1% of procedures. Your doctor can help answer any questions you may have and provide further guidance.