An operative 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 treat fertility problems or abnormal bleeding.
You may have cramps and vaginal bleeding for several days. If the doctor filled your uterus with air during the procedure, you may have gas pains, a feeling of fullness in your belly, or shoulder pain. These symptoms usually go away in 1 or 2 days. If the doctor filled your uterus with liquid during the procedure, you may have watery vaginal discharge for a few days.
Many women are able to return to work on the day after the procedure. But it depends on what was done during the procedure and the type of work you do.
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 call line 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 call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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