BASIC INFORMATION: The hysteroscope is a small lighted telescope used for visual examination of the cervix and the uterus to help diagnose and treat infection or abnormalities within the genital tract.
1. There may be some slight bleeding and cramping. Use sanitary napkins for the bleeding. DO NOT use tampons.
1. Prescription pain medication may be given after your procedure.
2. You may use nonprescription drugs, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen for minor pain.
• DO NOT take additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) with prescription medication that already has Tylenol in it.
3. Pain medications tend to constipate. Please take a stool softener, or prune juice as needed.
4. Resume driving when you stop taking narcotics.
1. Rest at home the remainder of the day. Additional restrictions may be required depending on the extent of the surgical procedure.
2. Nothing in the vagina (sexual intercourse, tampons, douches) for 2 weeks.
1. You may resume your regular diet.
CALL THE OFFICE FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. You develop signs of infection; headache; muscle aches, dizziness or a general ill feeling and fever of greater than 100.
2. You have bleeding soaking more than 1 pad per hour.
3. New, unexplained symptoms develop, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation or abdominal swelling.