BEFORE YOUR HYSTEROSCOPY
Your doctor will provide you with instructions for how to prepare for the procedure. While every patient experience is unique, these are some common practices you might expect.
Your doctor may:
ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE
Your procedure using the TruClear™ system may take place in your doctor’s office, outpatient surgery center, or the hospital. Before you get started, your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and results of any diagnostic reports he/she may run. Depending on the location, several activities may occur on the day of your procedure, including:
- Your vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, may be measured.
- You may be given an IV for fluids and medication during and after your procedure.
- If anesthesia is necessary, the anesthesiologist or anesthetist will discuss the type of anesthesia you will receive.
DURING YOUR PROCEDURE
A procedure done using the TruClear system requires no incisions or electricity. The minimally invasive procedure will follow this process:
- Your doctor inserts the hysteroscope into the vagina, through the cervix, and into the cavity of the uterus. The hysteroscope contains a light and camera that allows your doctor to see inside your uterus.
- Saline fluid flows through a small channel in the hysteroscope, opening your uterine cavity so your doctor can better see and access the tissue that will be removed.
- A specially designed instrument is inserted into the hysteroscope to remove the unwanted tissue via a rotating blade.
- After removing the tissue, your doctor will remove the instruments, completing the procedure. While recovery times vary by case, most patients are able to go home within a couple of hours and return to normal activities the next day.
AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
Your doctor will give you specific details about your postoperative care, but here are a few things that may occur after your treatment:
- You could have bleeding and menstrual-like cramps after your treatment. If so, your doctor may instruct you to use pads instead of tampons.
- You will not be able to douche or use vaginal medications for a period of time after the treatment. Your doctor will define this period for you.
- You will not be able to engage in sexual intercourse for a period of time after the treatment. Your doctor will define this period for you.
- Your doctor will probably schedule a follow-up appointment a few days after your treatment to discuss your results with you.
While unlikely, you may need further treatment depending on the initial treatment results. Your doctor will discuss this with you.