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A hysteroscopy is a procedure to look at the inside of the womb using a hysteroscope or small telescope. It is common during this procedure that a biopsy may also be taken, meaning the removal of a very small piece of lining tissue of the womb for further examination.

This procedure is especially good at locating the reason for excessive bleeding from the womb including bleeding during the period and after the menopause. 

It can also be used to locate cancerous cells, polyps and fibroids, the last two of which can be dealt with during the same procedure. 

The procedure does not necessarily need an anaesthetic but local and general anaesthetic can be used should they be required.

Your surgeon will pass a hysteroscope along your vagina, through the cervix and into the womb. The womb will then be inflated with fluid to give the surgeon a clear view of the area, a biopsy can also be performed at this time as can the removal of small fibroids and polyps.

Results will be discussed in detail between yourself and your consultant and most should be allowed home on the same day as surgery. 

Some small cramps and minimal bleeding may occur and if this persists then we advise the patient to contact the team at the hospital. Normal activities can be resumed the day after the procedure. 

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If you are paying for your own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.


The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551