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An operative hysteroscopy is a procedure to find and treat problems with your uterus. It may be done to remove growths from the uterus. It may also be used to treat fertility problems or abnormal bleeding.
Before the procedure, you will get medicine to make you sleep or feel relaxed. You will not feel pain. The doctor will guide a lighted tube (called a hysteroscope) through the cervix into the uterus. The doctor will fill your uterus with liquid. The liquid will make it easier to see the inside of your uterus with the scope. The doctor will guide surgical tools through the scope to do the procedure.
When the procedure is done, the doctor will take the scope out. Most of the liquid that the doctor put in your uterus will flow out when the scope is removed.
You will probably go home the same day as the procedure. Many people are able to return to work the day after the procedure. But it depends on what was done during the procedure and the type of work you do.
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Adaptation Date: 8/17/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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