In the recovery room, nurses will monitor your vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature, until you've recovered from the anaesthetic.
When you first wake you'll be receiving supplemental oxygen, through a face mask or small tubes inserted into your nostrils. You may still have a drip attached, although this will be removed quickly.
Once fully awake you'll be able to eat and drink normally. You should be able to go home the same day if there are no complications, although the nurses will encourage you to have something to eat and drink, walk around, and pass urine before you’re discharged.
You won’t be able to drive after the anaesthetic and will need someone to accompany you home. If this is difficult, please advise your doctor or hospital beforehand.
It’s quite normal to experience mild abdominal discomfort for 24 hours following the hysteroscopy. You may also have light vaginal bleeding, which can last up to five days.
Before discharge, you should be given instructions about what to expect over the next couple of days, and when and how to seek help if needed.
Generally, you should seek medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Heavy vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Severe abdominal pain
- Difficulty urinating