What to Expect During the Procedure
A hysteroscopy is often done in the operating room but can be done in the office setting in some cases. Usually general anesthesia is used for your comfort. Like a pelvic exam, a speculum is used to hold apart the vaginal walls so the cervix can be visualized. The cervix is gently opened with instruments called dilators to allow the introduction of a hysteroscope.
This allows your doctor to see the inside of your uterus to evaluate for polyps, masses, fibroids, scar tissue or other uterine abnormalities and remove them if necessary. A biopsy can also be obtained during this procedure.