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Your Home Care after Hysteroscopy (4552)

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Your Home Care after Hysteroscopy

What is a Hysteroscopy?

This is an exam that allows the doctor to look at the inside of your uterus. A hysteroscope is a
thin, lighted tube that is inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. This can be done
with general or local anesthesia. This exam can be helpful in finding the exact nature of a health
problem such as abnormal bleeding, scar tissue, growths, or trouble getting pregnant.

What can I expect after the exam?

You will be required to rest about 2-4 hours after the exam. Plan to go home the same day.
You may have cramping (like menstrual cramps) for up to 48 hours. Some women have slight
bleeding for a day or two.


If you feel sick to your stomach after you go home, start out slowly with liquids such as broth, tea
or Jello . Add solid foods to your diet as you feel better.

Pain Relief Measures

If you have pain or cramping, take 1-2 tablets of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol®) or ibuprofen
(such as Advil® or Motrin®). Your doctor may prescribe stronger pain medicine for you.


1. Do not drive for 24 hours since you may be drowsy.
2. It is safe to resume normal routines as soon as you feel able.
3. You can shower within 24 hours, but do not swim or bathe for 72 hours or until after the
bleeding or discharge stops.
4. Do not have sexual intercourse, douche, or use tampons until after the bleeding or discharge
5. Nausea and vomiting.

When to Call

1. A fever over 100.4ºF for two readings 4 hours apart.
2. Severe abdominal pain.
3. Heavy bleeding (more than a normal menstrual cycle or if you are changing pads hourly).
4. Vaginal discharge that is foul smelling, cloudy or greenish in color.

Follow-Up Care

You will have a clinic visit with your doctor in about 2 weeks.

Phone Numbers

If you have any questions, please call your doctor or nurse.

UW Health- Managed OB Clinics
UW Health West
OB/GYN Clinic
451 Junction Rd
Madison WI 53717
(608) 265-7601
UW Health Benign
Gynecology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-6240

UW Health Gynecology/Oncology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-1548

UWMF- Managed OB Clinics
OB/GYN Clinic
20 S. Park, Suite 307
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-2830

Union Corners
2402 Winnebago St.
Madison, WI 53704
West Towne
7102 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 828-7610
5543 East Cheryl
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608) 274-5300
UW Arboretum OB/GYN Clinic
1102 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-5898

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright © 5/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals
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