A hysteroscopy is typically performed to inspect the uterine cavity in order to diagnose issues of the feminine reproductive system.
Because no abdominal incision is created, there is minimal discomfort after the procedure. Patients typically go home after their appointment, but may experience common side effects including abdominal pain, cramping, vaginal bleeding, nausea, or lightheadedness.
Although the majority of patients are able to go back to work within 1-2 days, there are some restrictions. Exercise, sexual intercourse, and placing anything inside the vagina (even tampons) should be avoided for two weeks.