February 18th, 2013
1 year after losing our first pregnancy (twins)
Today I had a hysteroscopy. The procedure lasted about 45 minutes total and the doctor not only performed the diagnostic scope to "look around", but also removed a few uterine polyps. I was under general anesthesia, so obviously remember nothing about the procedure. Immediately post-op there definitely was pain, but not unbearable (4 to 5 out of 10 for me) which the RN treated in the recovery room with IV & oral pain meds. My biggest complaint was the nausea.
My doctor placed a uterine balloon with a catheter which will stay in place for at least 5 days to prevent scar tissue from forming. I won't lie, it is uncomfortable having plastic tubes capped off and coming from your Vajay-jay. Pain throughout the day today has been minimal for me and I haven't even needed pain meds since I was discharged from the hospital this afternoon...hoping this continues.
Follow-up appointment scheduled for next week
The following is a link to a medical article explaining the nature of the balloon and it's use after hysteroscopy: