Hysteroscopy is a common procedure that uses a telescoping device to diagnose or treat problems with the uterus. In this procedure, a thin, lighted scope is inserted through your vagina and cervix into your uterus, with a tiny camera that transmits the images onto a screen. This can help diagnose uterine cavity problems. Your cervix is typically dilated (made larger) to allow the surgical scope to pass.
This procedure can also be used with a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to remove part or all of the endometrial lining of the uterus, remove adhesions, perform sterilization, or biopsy tissue. Hysteroscopy D&C is a quick procedure that often can be done with a local anesthetic in the Women First office. Recovery usually takes only a day or two. Your endometrial lining will build back up after the procedure, and your next menstrual period may be early or late.