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Reasons you may not be able to have the hysteroscopy or why the results may not be helpful include:

  • Having your menstrual period. Your doctor will not be able to see the lining clearly.
  • Being pregnant. A hysteroscopy will not be done if you are pregnant because of the risk to your developing baby (fetus).
  • If a vaginal or cervical infection is present.

If you are not sexually active, a hysteroscopy can be done anytime. But it is best to have a hysteroscopy when you are not having your menstrual period.

If you are past menopause, a hysteroscopy can be done anytime.

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Other Works Consulted

  • Chernecky CC, Berger BJ (2008). Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 5th ed. St. Louis: Saunders.

  • Pagana KD, Pagana TJ (2010). Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerFemi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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