An office hysteroscopy is a procedure which is performed to examine the inside of the uterine cavity. This can provide information about your infertility, recurrent miscarriages, or abnormal uterine bleeding. Hysteroscopy allows the physician to diagnosis problems of the uterus such as: abnormal bleeding, polyps, and endometritis.
This procedure is performed between cycle day 5-12, cycle day 1 is the first day of full flow of your menstrual cycle. There is no special preparation needed for the exam, although you may want to empty your bladder prior to the test. You may experience some discomfort with this procedure. You may take Tylenol, Advil or Motrin one hour prior to the procedure to decrease any cramping which may occur. Occasionally, prophylactic antibiotics may be prescribed, if you have a known history of pelvic infections.abnormalities inside the uterine cavity such as fibroids, scarring, infection, polyps, and congenital malformations.
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