Right after the test, you will be
taken to a recovery area where nurses will care for and observe you. Usually
you will stay in the recovery area for 1 to 4 hours, and then you will be moved
to a hospital room or you will go home. In addition to any special instructions
from your doctor, your nurse will explain information to help you in your
recovery. You will likely go home with a sheet of care instructions and who to
call if you have any problems.
It is normal to have a small amount
of vaginal bleeding for a day or so after a hysteroscopy. You also may have
some mild belly pain if a gas was used during the test. This should go away in
24 hours. You can take acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) to relieve the
Follow any instructions your doctor gave you. Call your
doctor if you have:
Heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge (more
than a normal menstrual period).
or pelvic pain or cramping.
Shortness of breath.
hysteroscopy is a way for your doctor to look at the
lining of your
uterus. He or she uses a thin viewing tool called a
hysteroscope. Your doctor will talk to you about what he or she sees at the
time of the hysteroscopy.
The inside of the uterus looks normal in size and shape.