This procedure requires that the patient takes a day off from work in case it is to be done under deep sedation. It is also required that the person undergoing hysteroscopy should not be menstruating as this can deter the quality of the images. However, the procedure can be done on any other day of the monthly cycle.
Once the patient checks in, they will be wheeled into the theatre. After the patient has been sedated, the hysteroscope (it contains a camera) is gently passed into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervix. Saline water is then passed through the hysteroscope. The doctor then inspects the cavity through the camera, takes pictures and notes down the findings. The doctor will then decide the necessary intervention. The physical hysteroscopy procedure lasts only for about 15 to 30 minutes. However, the hysteroscopy procedure depends on the time taken for the findings.
Once the patient recovers (in about an hour), they are sent back home. The patient may experience cramps similar to the ones experienced during menstruation during the first two days after the procedure. The results of the hysteroscopy will be given to the patient in report form and fully explained to the patient.