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A hysteroscopy is done to look into problems such as heavy or irregular bleeding, to remove a coil, or remove polyps and fibroids.

Take painkillers 1 hour before a hysteroscopy, or ask in advance about other pain relief. You may need to have a pregnancy test before the procedure.

During a hysteroscopy a thin tube with a camera inside is used to look inside the womb. It can take about 15 minutes, or longer if you need a biopsy.

It's common to have some pain and light bleeding for a few days after a hysteroscopy. Take painkillers, as needed, and use sanitary pads not tampons.

Most hysteroscopies are quick and safe, but there is a small risk of infection or damage to the wall of your womb.

A hysteroscopy is a procedure to examine a woman's womb (uterus) using a thin tube with a camera inside. Anyone with a womb can have a hysteroscopy.

Page last reviewed: 18/01/2024
Next review due: 18/01/2027