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A hysteroscopy is a procedure to find and treat problems with your uterus. It may have been done to remove growths from the uterus. Or it may have been done to diagnose or treat fertility problems. It can also be used to diagnose or treat abnormal bleeding.
You may have cramps, discharge, or light vaginal bleeding for several days after the test. This may last longer if the hysteroscopy was used for treatment. If the doctor filled your uterus with air, your belly may feel full. You may also have shoulder pain right after the procedure.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if you have any problems.
Current as of: August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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