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Patsy33 | 18:31 Fri 24th May 2019 | Body & Soul
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Have any ladies on here had a hysteroscopy? If so, did you have it done under general anaesthetic? Got to have one soon and am feeling very anxious.

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Not had one but there is some info on this link. Seems to be done under a general anaesthetic. Hope all goes well for you Patsy.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hysteroscopy/what-happens/
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Thank you Maggie. Much appreciated. Oh dear, what to do??...
I disagree with maggiebee.

It certainly will not be done under general anaesthetic....either an epidural or more likely local anesthesia of the cervix.
It depends Maggie, as the link says it is usually NOT done under a
general. I did have mine done under a general and was told that it was because I had not had a child and that patients who have given birth normally get a local.
Afterwards there was some cramplike pains for which they gave me painkillers. All done as day surgery.
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Thanks ubasses. They don't automatically offer general anaesthetic. I was told if I was concerned, I could ring Specialist's secretary, and request one.
Thanks sqad. Had ultrasound, Wednesday and some sort of device inserted to take images of lining. Seen specialist today in another hospital that examined me, where he took a bit of lining from womb, to have analysed. He said there next step, hysteroscope. The lining of womb looks thick and irregular. Has to rule out womb cancer. He did say it could very well be polyps. Didn't think you had many symptoms with that?
He might be talking about fibroids
haven't had a hysteroscopy, have had other oscopies from those regions which didn't involve a g.a.
Am hoping all will be well with you Patsy and ((hug))

If it is just polyps, they'll be removed and investigated then further treatment, if any at all, will be told to you.
That is very similar to what I was told, the lining of the womb was too thick, it turned out that I had a tumour (cannot remember the name he gave it) which completely filled the womb, which he was pretty sure was benign. He was correct but I did have to have a total hysterectomy. Best thing I could have done, I felt so well after a short recovery period. So don't expect the worst.
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Thanks all.
Glad all was sorted for you, ubasses. Surprised you had to have total hysterectomy though..
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Was it Endometrial hyperplasia, ubasses? I was reading this can eventually turn to cancer. Abnormal cells.
Was advised that having had the tumour there could be a slight increased risk of cancer in the future and to minimise that he removed everything 'as at my age I did not have any need of it'!!!
I reasoned that as I did not know what if any risk I had, it could have been zero but may have been a much higher percentage, so I was not going to argue.
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^^^^^^
I'm sure you did the right thing! Glad you're feel well now.
Thank you Patsy, hope your outcome is just as positive.
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I'm trying not to worry.
Thank you ubasses. x
I had a hysterescopy last year when it was found that I had a large polyp, which was removed. It was a bit unpleasant, embarrassing somewhat, but necessary, and I could even see what was happening on a tv screen next to me. The staff were very kind, explaining everything, and the problem was sorted once and for all. Go ahead and do not worry too much.
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Thank you Jamesnan. Did you have sedative or painkillers?
I take ibuprofen for back pain, so had those in the morning, but cannot remember anything else, although the nurse may have sprayed something. Certainly not a lot of pain, and even when the polyp was cut out, it was bearable.
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Thanks for reply. I'll get some advice from my doctor.
I have no idea what this is ( c'us it's a woman thing ) but I wish you the best of luck and hope things go well for you, Patsy x.
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Thank you Tone, very sweet of you..x

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