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Has anyone had a hysteroscopy?

Women's Health | Last Active: Mar 22 11:31am | Replies (15)

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@naturegirl5 the procedure will be done at a clinic which sounds like just a regular specialist’s (gynaecologist) office.

I just called the office. Neither doctor or her nurse is in today. I asked what I need to do before the appointment and she said just take Advil or extra strength Tylenol an hour before the procedure. I asked if the doctor will be using local anesthesia and she said the doctor does not administer anesthesia for this procedure. She also said I can eat or drink as usual before the procedure.

My own GP also informed me only Tylenol is required. However, on the Internet everywhere I have read they say the doctor administers anesthetic. I’m in Canada - so I guess they do this without any. My GP has ordered this procedure because the transvaginal ultrasound was not clear enough - and she mentioned my uterine lining is very thin.

I have had random spotting for the past two years. I moved a year ago and it has taken this long to find a new physician.

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@rashida This is very puzzling to me. Most everyone I know of here on Mayo Clinic Connect has said that they had light sedation/anesthesia that was administered by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist for a hysteroscopy. It just seems to me that you don't have enough information about what will happen tomorrow to make a decision on how to prepare or what questions to ask.

Are you menopausal or post-menopausal? Or are you of child bearing age and interested in getting pregnant? I had a hysteroscopy with dilation and curetage because I had spotting. I was post menopausal and the ultrasound showed thickened uterine lining which is suspicious for endometrial cancer.

Could you call your GP and ask your questions? Where are you located? Is it possible to drive to a city with more options for you?