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Hello . For the majority of women it is like a "bad period pain". Especially in women who have had children and haven't gone through the menopause. Most hysteroscopies can be done under local anaesthetic in the outpatients I.e being awake. If it is too painful or the patient chooses it can be done under a general anaesthetic.
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It depends on the reason why a hysteroscopy is needed, usually it is performed under a general anaesthetic
Hysteroscopy is a test when a narrow telescope is inserted through the vagina and cervix and into the womb cavity. the womb cavity is then gently distended (blown up) using gas or fluid so that all of the cavity can be clearly seen. Most procedures are performed without the need for anaesthetic: sometimes local anaesthetic is used in the cervix if the cervix has to be opened a little or if treatment inside the womb is necessary (if a polyp, septum or fibroid is to be removed). Crampy pains are not unusual but these should not be much worse than period type pains. Occasionally a general anaesthetic will be administered if the cervix is very tight or if longer treatments to the inside of the womb are being performed.
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