What can I expect after hysteroscopy?

If regional or general anesthesia is used during your hysteroscopy, you may have to be observed for several hours before going home. After the procedure, you may have some cramping or slight vaginal bleeding for one to two days. In addition, you may feel shoulder pain if gas was used during your hysteroscopy. It is also not unusual to feel somewhat faint or sick. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, be sure to contact your doctor:

  • Fever
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge

Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight after hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is considered minor surgery and usually does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. However, in certain circumstances, such as if your doctor is concerned about your reaction to anesthesia, an overnight stay may be required.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 07/18/2018.

References

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. FAQ: Hysteroscopy. Accessed 7/19/2018.
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Hysteroscopy. Accessed 7/19/2018.
  • Cain J, ElMasri WM, Gregory T, Kohn EC. Chapter 41. Gynecology. In: Brunicardi FC, Andersen DK, Billiar TR, Dunn DL, Hunter JG, Matthews JB, Pollock RE, eds. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. 9th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2010. Accessed 7/19/2018.

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