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.
A hysteroscopy can either be in a hospital or at your doctor’s office. You can be either awake or under general anesthesia during the procedure. If you’re awake, your doctor will give you medicine to help you relax. She’ll also use medication or tools called dilators to help open your cervix.
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.