South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health
Gynecology & Women's Health Specialists located in Dadeland, Miami, FL, Boca Raton, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL
If you’re experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, have polyps, or develop another similar issue, undergoing an office hysteroscopy is one of the quickest and most effective solutions to find and treat the cause. Board-certified gynecologists Randye Karmin, MD, Lydia Valderrama, MD, and Ninoutchka Dejean, MD at South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health provide office hysteroscopy in all three office locations: the Dadeland area of Miami, Boca Raton, and Pembroke Pines, Florida. Call the office today or book a consultation online.
Office Hysteroscopy Q & A
Why do I need an office hysteroscopy?
An office hysteroscopy procedure gives the doctor the opportunity to get a close glimpse inside your uterus and, if needed, remove abnormal tissues. She may recommend a hysteroscopy if you have:
- Bleeding after menopause
- Abnormally heavy bleeding
- Bleeding in between periods
- Periods more than once a month
- Uterine, endometrial, or cervical polyps
- Abnormal hysterosalpingography (HSG) results
What happens during an office hysteroscopy?
South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health proudly offers office hysteroscopy procedures under light sedation. This is accomplished with oral medications given to you in the office by the physician prior to your procedure.
After administering your sedative and getting you comfortable on the exam table, the doctor inserts the hysteroscope — a thin, lighted tube — into your vagina and through your cervix, along with some fluid to expand your uterus, which allows her to see clearly and evaluate the tissues.
If there’s anything abnormal found, such as polyps or fibroids, our doctors use specialized instruments to gently remove them through the hysteroscope.
How long does it take to recover from a hysteroscopy?
Because most hysteroscopy procedures can be performed right in the office at South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health, you can expect to go home shortly after your procedure. But you’re going to need a ride home because of the effects of sedation.
It’s common to experience some mild cramping (almost like menstrual cramps) and vaginal bleeding for a couple of days after your office hysteroscopy at South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health.
Typically, you can return to work and most of your regular activities the following day. It’s just important to avoid using tampons, or having sexual intercourse for about one week after your hysteroscopy, just to prevent infection and to allow the tissues to heal.
You can schedule your office hysteroscopy evaluation at South Florida Gynecology & Women's Health by calling the office or booking an appointment online.