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Hysteroscopy for Intrauterine Defect

Hysteroscopy for Intrauterine Defect | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

Later a woman may:

  • feel sleepy or groggy from the anesthesia
  • have menstrual-like cramps
  • retain more urine than usual
  • feel burning when urinating for a few hours after surgery
  • have watery vaginal discharge for 1 to 4 weeks
  • What are the potential complications after the procedure?

    Although this is a minor procedure, problems may occur, including:

  • problems related to anesthesia, such as an allergic reaction or trouble breathing
  • pain during the procedure if local anesthesia is insufficient
  • a puncture of the uterus, which may injure the bowel or bladder
  • infection of the cervix, uterine lining, or fallopian tubes
  • vaginal bleeding from blood vessels in the uterus or a torn cervix
  • too much fluid, which can cause salt imbalance, fluid in the lungs known as pulmonary edema, or kidney shutdown, known as acute renal failure. This is more common when the procedure takes a long time and large amounts of fluid are used in the uterus.

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    Hysteroscopy for Intrauterine Defect: Preparation & Expectations


    Author: Eva Martin, MD
    Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
    Date Reviewed: 04/23/01

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