What Affects the Test
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
- 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
If you are past
menopause, a hysteroscopy can be done anytime.
What To Think About
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||October 22, 2012|
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 22, 2012
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