Patient Comments: Hysteroscopy - Patient Experience

Did you undergo a hysteroscopy? Please describe your experience.

Comment from: jack, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

Today, 1st February 2017, I had hysteroscopy and polyp removed. I was terrified, up all night worried for weeks, and wasn't going to have it done. I met the doctor who explained away all my fears of the horrendous pain I have read and been told about. I went ahead with the understanding he would stop at any time I said. Please don't listen to anyone, this was ok, not that bad. In fact facet joint injections are 100 times worse. I am ok, no pain and very relieved it is all over. I would go back and do it again with no fear or worries. By the way, I had no anesthetic.

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Comment from: Helen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I just had a hysteroscopy today to have a cervical polyp removed and my coil replaced. I also had a biopsy and can honestly say I hardly felt a thing. I had no anesthetic and didn't take any painkillers. The whole thing took approximately 20 minutes and I was soon home with only very mild cramps. Don't worry about this procedure at all. It's very quick. I didn't feel the polyp removal (only knew it was done when the surgeon showed it to me) and the rest of it was just like a mild period pain.

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Comment from: jayne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I had a hysteroscopy yesterday at my local hospital with no pain medication. I would definitely urge anyone undergoing this procedure to ask for some kind of pain relief before having this done. The nurses were all very kind but the doctor who performed this never once explained what was happening. If I ever have to have this done again I will definitely ask for a local anesthetic.

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Comment from: Vero, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I had a hysteroscopy (outpatient procedure) done to remove my IUD (intrauterine device) which had lost its strings and was misplaced. I was put into general anesthesia and only had a mild cramping as well as a small blood loss (period like) upon waking up. I was a bit nervous as it was my first hospital procedure but the staff was really friendly and managed to put me at ease.

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Comment from: Annie T, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 09

My hysteroscopy procedure was entirely painless. I have a very high pain tolerance and carried on a conversation with the nurse during the whole procedure without feeling anything. The consultant had to dilate my cervix, twice, because it had narrowed over time. In the end, because I have a retroverted uterus, she couldn't reach the site and I now have to go under general anesthesia. My concern is that two weeks after the procedure, I'm needing to wear two pads a day. I have discharge mixed with blood, probably from damaging the cervix during the procedure. Hopefully the operation will put it right.

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Comment from: Lindalue, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I had hysteroscopy. I had a bit of mild pain when they first went in, after that the pain felt like a really bad period and you feel you want to push, and then I had to go toilet. After bowel movement I felt a lot better. I also had mild bleeding for a couple of days.

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Comment from: Kat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I had a hysteroscopy and D and C today in an outpatient setting. I had general anesthesia and woke up from the procedure with mild cramping and a light blood flow. I am following home instructions and getting along fine with some ibuprofen. I had a uterine polyp removed. Not much to it.

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Comment from: Marigold, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 25

It was my first hysteroscopy/myomectomy, no previous general anesthesia except at delivery decades earlier. I was terrified. I had no need for any pain medicines. I was given a mild tranquillizer and an unpleasant-tasting Alka Seltzer like drink to ward off nausea. Injected Versed was so effective I don't even recall the classical music the doctors played for me in the operation room (though maybe that's the reason for such an easy recovery). The only pain was first voiding. Advice to all is, stand up to go to the bathroom (which you should do in public facilities, anyway). That eliminated the burning sensation.

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