Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to look at the
inside of the uterus. During hysteroscopy, a lighted viewing instrument
(hysteroscope) is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the
Hysteroscopy is done to examine the lining of the uterus
(endometrium), help collect a biopsy sample, and guide surgery to remove
growths in the uterus. It usually is done while the woman is unconscious
(general anesthesia), although a local or spinal anesthetic may be used. A
gynecologist or surgeon performs the procedure, which usually takes 30 to 45
minutes. The woman can usually go home the same day.
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