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How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

Couple days: This is usually done under light sedation or general anesthesia. It's a simple procedure and pain-wise, recovery is not too bad with mild cramps & spotting. If you need to recover from gen anesthesia, it may take 1-2 days. We sometimes also perform endometrial ablations if permanent sterilization has been done. This may eliminate bleeding & recovery is usually the same. Discuss it with your gyn. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy (Definition)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy/d&c?

1-2 days: The above procedure is usually done with a local block or light anesthetic. Barring complications, recovery is less than 24 hours with minimal spotting & cramping after. I usually prescribe Ibuprofen & tylenol (acetaminophen) following these & most patients do very well and return to work/school the next day. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does cervix stay open after operative hysteroscopy?

How long does cervix stay open after operative hysteroscopy?

Closes rapidly: By the time the bleeding has stopped, your cervix has generally closed after operative hysteroscopy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a hysteroscopy for IUD removal? What will they do & how long will it take?

Can someone explain a hysteroscopy for IUD removal? What will they do & how long will it take?

A camera: That means they are putting a camera into your uterus. You probably lost the string or it broke and they need a better look to pull it out. How long it will take depends on what they see, but it usually not more than 30 minutes for this. ...Read more

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Is 3 weeks too long to wait to have a d&c/hysteroscopy done when my endometrium is 24.5mm thick? Is this urgent?

Is 3 weeks too long to wait to have a d&c/hysteroscopy done when my endometrium is 24.5mm thick? Is this urgent?

Have D&C asap: There are many factors to consider here, but if you have been having abnormal bleeding, with a lining that thick, you need to have the procedure done as soon as possible. Not an emergency, but not something you want to put off for several months. ...Read more

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I am a 59 year old female that had a hysteroscopy polypectory how long does the spotting last and when is sexual activity allowed?

I am a 59 year old female that had a hysteroscopy polypectory how long does the spotting last and when is sexual activity allowed?

See below: Spotting should stop in a couple of days, at the most. You may have sex when you are ready.
If the spotting persists, beyond one week, you should contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had a hysteroscopy and d&c done. How long should I wait before we can ttc? My gyno suggested not to get pregnant for the next 2 cycles!

Follow instructions: The best person to give advice is the doctor who did your surgery since they know exactly what was done. I would recommend following their advice. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be?

I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be?

Surgery: Without complications, recovery time will probably be a week. But the bigger question is why are you having all of these procedures do if you are only 21 years old? ...Read more

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If I had nrml hysteroscopy via biopsy pathology 1 1/2 yrs ago would cancer develop from then to now or is it something that takes a longer time?

If I had nrml hysteroscopy via biopsy pathology 1 1/2 yrs ago would cancer develop from then to now or is it something that takes a longer time?

Usually longer: Tumors usually takes years to develop. From your profile it appears that you may benefit from losing weight. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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How long is it safe to resume intercourse after a hysteroscopy myomectomy?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is what I normally recommend unless your discharge and bleeding continues. By two weeks its usually resolved. I would recommend a follow up with your doctor before starting intercourse. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get pregnant after a fibroid removal done by a operative hysteroscopy?

How long should I wait to get pregnant after a fibroid removal done by a operative hysteroscopy?

Depends: I usually perform some sort of follow up evaluation after the surgery to make sure that the whole fibroid is gone. That can be done with hysterosonogram or office hysteroscopy or hsg. If fibroid is gone then I usually tell the couple that it is fine to start trying...Assuming there are no other issues.
Good luck. ...Read more

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For a short procedure hysteroscopy/d&c if general anesthesia is use would a tube be put for breathing or a mask? Female/54yrs

For a short procedure hysteroscopy/d&c if general anesthesia is use would a tube be put for breathing or a mask? Female/54yrs

It depends: If there are other co-morbidities such as severe reflux or severe obesity, endotracheal intubation may be the safest. Speak to the anesthesiologist and they can explain more fully which method of securing the airway would be best for you. ...Read more

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3 miscarriage. X-ray uretus & Hysteroscopy done, uretus right side block. Is posible to be open? If it is how long I can try for babies? Thanks

3 miscarriage. X-ray uretus & Hysteroscopy done, uretus right side block. Is posible to be open? If it is how long I can try for babies? Thanks

Clarification: It is important to schedule follow up with the doctor who did the tests to clarify what was found and what the treatment plans are. If you mean that you right fallopian tube is blocked then it is a good sign the left is working fine since you were able to get pregnant three times. A blocked tube is unrelated to miscarriages. ...Read more

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I have done a hysteroscopy and a removal of an uterine separation 7 days ago. I was wondering how long should me and my husband wait for having an int?

Ask your doctor: There is minimal chance of infection after hysteroscopy. However, the cervix is usually grasped with an instrument to stabilize it while inserting the hysteroscope. You should be good to go after two weeks. ...Read more

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I'm having irregular and prolonged periods. My Gyn is going to make an hysteroscopy, in may my hemoglobin was 13, ive been 18 days this month, with clots some days, could my hemoglobin be really low?

I'm having irregular and prolonged periods. My Gyn is going to make an hysteroscopy, in may my hemoglobin was 13, ive been 18 days this month, with clots some days, could my hemoglobin be really low?

Depends: You've been bleeding 18 days straight? If you are bleeding heavily plus the clots for that many days straight, it's possible your hemoglobin has dropped. If it were "really" low, though, you would likely be having other symptoms like shortness of breath upon exertion or at rest, fatigue, increased pulse, palpitations, and sometimes dizziness. Is your hysteroscopy soon? You may want blood count soon ...Read more

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Pelvic MRI in sept 2013, t-us done today. No cysts etc. Heavy and long cycle. Office hysteroscopy w/ biopsy in 4 weeks. What could be found that that was not 'seen' in earlier exams? Nervous.

Pelvic MRI in sept 2013, t-us done today. No cysts etc. Heavy and long cycle. Office hysteroscopy w/ biopsy in 4 weeks. What could be found that that was not 'seen' in earlier exams? Nervous.

Probably little: A small polyp might have not been seen on imaging and its removal might be feasible and beneficial more likely, this bleeding is hormonal and can be treated after biopsy with medication. ...Read more

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Should I abstain from sex before a hysteroscopy?

Not necessarily: Depends in part on the reason for the hysterectomy, but generally this should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

Overall very safe: A diagnostic hysteroscopy carries a small risk of uterine perforation, bleeding or infection. Operative hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids or an abnormal uterine septum (wall) carries a higher risk of perforation. ...Read more

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Why would a 70 year female need a hysteroscopy?

Why would a 70 year female need a hysteroscopy?

Bleeding: Further defining the endocervical and endometrial cavities and directed biopies. ...Read more

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Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

Difference between laproscopy and hysteroscopy?

It is where the telescope goes: Laparoscopy goes in the abdomen to look at the abdomen and the pelvis hysteroscopy looks inside the vagina the cervix and uterus. ...Read more

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Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Yes: Start with mild exercise such as walking. If the activity induces bleeding, slow down or stop. ...Read more

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Can I still have a baby if I had a hysteroscopy done?

Yes: As long as the hysteroscopy did not cause a complication or diagnose a problem like intrauterine adhesions or infection or blocked tubes that would prevent pregnancy without treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be performed in the clinic or in an operating room, depending on the physician and the problem being investigated. Most ob/gyn's perform hysteroscopy, and yes you would need to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to detemine that you need this exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use a loop through the hysteroscope to shave off and retrieve the polyp. ...Read more

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10 days ago I had d&c hysteroscopy and a polyp removed, now what?

Now what?: Depends on 1) why you had the surgery, 2) what you are trying to accomplish. If you had surgery for bleeding, you follow post-op instructions, and follow up with your surgeon in a few weeks. If you're trying to conceive you can ask your doctor; if this is what you are asking, we may be able to help some here. ...Read more

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I had a hysteroscopy and am still bleeding five days later. Is this normal?

I had a hysteroscopy and am still bleeding five days later. Is this normal?

Could be: Light bleeding even five days after hysteroscopy is normal. However, if the bleeding requires pad change every hour or two, or if you have fever or pain, notify your doctor. ...Read more

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How you know if durning hysteroscopy the uters wall get damage is any way to know?

Surgeon knows: The doctor that did the surgery would be well aware of any complication that occurred during hysteroscopy. After the procedure the doctor generally discusses the findings of the case with the patient. If you have further questions simply ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What does is mean when "a recent hysteroscopy has shown microglandular hyperplasia"?

What does is mean when "a recent hysteroscopy has shown microglandular hyperplasia"?

Benign: Pathologists use the term micro glandular hyperplasia to describe a benign change actually of the endocervix in response to Progesterone effects (birth control or depo). Many times during endometrial biopsy or curettage evaluation, fragments of endocervix are also present within the specimen for pathology evaluation. ...Read more

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I am going to have hysteroscopy and d&c surgery in 2weeks. Why I am not allowed to wear even a little make up?

To see the real you: Your surgical team will only be able to monitor your condition optimally if they can see the color and condition of your nails and skin. If these are hidden by makeup or nail polish, it makes their job harder and can impair your safety during surgery and recovery. Hopefully, no one on your surgery team is going to be thinking about that level of your attractiveness. Later for that, ok? ...Read more

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Do a hysteroscopy clean your tube?

No: Hysteroscopy is the direct inspection of the uterine cavity. The opening to the fallopian tubes would be visible, but the tubal lumen would not be fully examined and if blocked would not be opened. During the course of a hysteroscopy the fluid used to distend the uterine cavity may be flush through the tube clearing any mucous, but that would eventually re-accumulate. ...Read more

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Will a hysteroscopy see if your tube have scarrs?

Hysteroscopy: If they are able to complete the whole exam they will be able to tell you if the path from ovaries, through tubes and into uterus is healthy and patent. ...Read more

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I have to have a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and a d&c will it hurt afterward?

I have to have a laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and a d&c will it hurt afterward?

Pain control: Your doctor will prepare you with medication that will reduce inflammation and pain. You should be in full swing in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do a laproscopy, d and c and hysteroscopy surgey at the same time?

Yes.: If your gynecologist recommends it, there is no problem with this combination of interventions (d&c after hysteroscopy). ...Read more