Outpatient Hysteroscopy (OPH)
Hysteroscopy can be performed without the need for general anaesthetic. The procedure is carried out in a dedicated Outpatient Hysteroscopy Suite at OneWelbeck. Hysteroscopy takes 5-10 minutes and is usually very well tolerated although, if it is more painful, local anaesthetic can be used or the procedure is stopped and re-arranged under general anaesthetic. Small polyps and fibroids can often be treated during outpatient hysteroscopy.
It is recommended to take some simple pain relief (ibuprofen or paracetamol) an hour or so before the procedure and you should have something to eat and drink beforehand. You will be able to go home immediately after the procedure and do not need anyone to collect you. You can return to normal activities as soon as you feel ready, which is typically the same day.
Hysteroscopy under general anaesthetic
Some patients prefer to go to sleep for the procedure or it may be more appropriate when removing larger polyps and fibroids. You will be asked to have nothing to eat for 6 hours before the procedure and nothing to drink except water up to 4 hours before the procedure. Following hysteroscopy you will typically need 2 hours or so to feel ready to go home after a GA. You will need a named person to pick you up from hospital and stay with you overnight. You can return to normal activities the following day.
Some bleeding after surgery is common and may last for a day or two although sometimes longer. You should avoid using tampons or having intercourse until bleeding and discharge has stopped. It is safe to have a shower or bath and to exercise normally as soon as you are ready (typically after 24 hours if you have had a GA). Mr Miskry will normally see you two weeks after surgery to go through the operative findings and any other results.
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Clinics are three times a week and Gail will help you arrange a time to see Mr Miskry and if necessary a scan on the same day.
If you are pregnant, you can expect to have a number of routine tests and appointments and you can find out more about the schedule of care here.
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