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Can you get a hysteroscopy with uterine biopsy without general or local anesthetics?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A hysteroscopy for an endometrial biopsy does not require any kind of anesthetic.
A very small amount of tissue is removed with a minimal amount of pain.

In brief: Yes

A hysteroscopy for an endometrial biopsy does not require any kind of anesthetic.
A very small amount of tissue is removed with a minimal amount of pain.
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Dr. Edward Ramirez
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Dr. Lisa Lepine
Hysteroscopy can often be performed in the office. We generally use some numbing medication injected into the cervix to minimize discomfort. The inside of the uterus can then be visualized and any areas of abnormalities can be biopsied.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Agreed, why "Rambo" it if you don't have to? I'd recommend the local if it's offered.
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. You don't need general or local anesthetics with hysteroscopy and a simple uterine biopsy.
You need a doctor who is skilled in hysteroscopy.

In brief: Yes

Yes. You don't need general or local anesthetics with hysteroscopy and a simple uterine biopsy.
You need a doctor who is skilled in hysteroscopy.
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Slim line scopes are very well tolerated and may not need local anesth.
Best to ask your gyn.

In brief: Yes

Slim line scopes are very well tolerated and may not need local anesth.
Best to ask your gyn.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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