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Hysteroscopy

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Introduction
Everything you need to know about a hysteroscopy including why and how it is done, the risks and your choices, with links to other useful resources.
How a hysteroscopy is performed
Read about how a hysteroscopy is performed, with details about the type of anaesthetic used, GnRH agonists and what instruments are used during the procedure.
After the procedure
Find out what happens after you've had a hysteroscopy, including how long it takes to recover and when you will get your results.
Risks of hysteroscopy
Read about the possible complications that can result from hysteroscopy, including accidental damage, infection and excessive bleeding.
Why a hysteroscopy is used
Find out why a hysteroscopy is used, for example to help diagnose a condition such as infertility (diagnostic hysteroscopy), or to help treat a condition such as fibroids and polyps (therapeutic hysteroscopy).