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What kind of complications might happen from a hysteroscopy?

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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Hysteroscopy

The main complication of hysteroscopy is perforation of the uterus.
If the hysteroscopy is a lengthy one, there is the possibility of excessive absorption of the fluid necessary for distention of the uterus. If heat is used for certain treatment, there is the possibility of un-intentional burns. There are other complications common to all surgeries, such as infection, drug reaction, etc..

In brief: Hysteroscopy

The main complication of hysteroscopy is perforation of the uterus.
If the hysteroscopy is a lengthy one, there is the possibility of excessive absorption of the fluid necessary for distention of the uterus. If heat is used for certain treatment, there is the possibility of un-intentional burns. There are other complications common to all surgeries, such as infection, drug reaction, etc..
Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very few

Placing a narrow camera through the cervix should be simple and often done in the office.
Complications from a narrow opening making the procedure difficult include tearing the cervix, bleeding, perforating the uterus, or reacting to the local anesthetic if used. (yes, i recommend a cervical block if done in the office) using too much fluid can also cause cerebral edema (brain swelling) -very rare.

In brief: Very few

Placing a narrow camera through the cervix should be simple and often done in the office.
Complications from a narrow opening making the procedure difficult include tearing the cervix, bleeding, perforating the uterus, or reacting to the local anesthetic if used. (yes, i recommend a cervical block if done in the office) using too much fluid can also cause cerebral edema (brain swelling) -very rare.
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hysteroscopy

This is where the telescope goes into the uterus.
The biggest complication would be a perforation where the scope goes through the wall of the uterus. It usually will heal itself. The rest of the bigger complications can include infection, bleeding and damage to the uterus and cervix. Hope this helps.

In brief: Hysteroscopy

This is where the telescope goes into the uterus.
The biggest complication would be a perforation where the scope goes through the wall of the uterus. It usually will heal itself. The rest of the bigger complications can include infection, bleeding and damage to the uterus and cervix. Hope this helps.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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