What is a hysteroscopy?

Office hysteroscopy allows for diagnosis and treatment of many conditions of the uterus without the need to go to the hospital operating room. This allows for immediate diagnosis of a patient’s abnormal uterine bleeding with quick recovery and minimal discomfort. Dr. Poppen is proficient in using the Endosee Advance office hysteroscope.

What to expect

During a hysteroscopy, Dr. Poppen will insert the hysteroscope into the vagina, through the cervix, and into the uterus. Next, a liquid will be injected through the hysteroscope to expand the uterus for a better view. This allows the wall of the uterus to be examined for problems.

Most women feel they can return to work and normal activities the day after having a hysteroscopy. Though some women return to work after the procedure, others may wish to take a day or two to rest.