You may be referred for a hysteroscopy if you have abnormally heavy periods, problems with a coil, bleeding after menopause, or if we need to follow up on another investigation e.g. a scan or x-ray.
Non-urgent advice: Finding clinic 21
Clinic 21 is on the ground floor of the Rosie hospital, opposite the ultrasound department. From the main Rosie entrance, head straight through the Rosie reception area, past the Pavilion cafe and follow the signs to clinic 21, which is on the right.
Car park 2 is the designated car park for the Rosie Hospital sited within a couple of minutes walk to the Rosie main entrance.
Tel: 01223 217664
Hysteroscopy allows us to look into your uterus (womb) using a fine telescope called a hysteroscope.
The hysteroscope is passed gently through your vagina and cervix allowing views of the lining of the womb and any polyp or fibroid within the cavity. We will often also ask to take a biopsy (a small sample of tissue).
The procedure will usually take three to five minutes. If we do detect a polyp, which is not too large and you have little discomfort there may be the opportunity to remove it directly. In this case, the procedure will take around 10-15 minutes. If you wish, you will be able to watch the procedure on a TV screen.
Many women find that hysteroscopy causes only mild discomfort. However for some the procedure is very uncomfortable, or even painful and a few women may feel dizzy or faint. You are encouraged to let us know if this is the case and we will stop the procedure directly. For these reasons, you may want to bring somebody with you to clinic. You may also find it helpful to take painkillers e.g. paracetamol or ibuprofen about an hour before the procedure.