What is a hysteroscopy? 

A hysteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of your womb, otherwise known as your uterus. A hysteroscope, which is a thin, lighted flexible tube with a camera at the end, is used with the images being sent to a monitor so that your doctor can observe the inside of your womb.

Why do you need a hysteroscopy?

There are two types of hysteroscopies:

  • Diagnostic hysteroscopy: A diagnostic hysteroscopy is used to investigate problems of the uterus such as unusually heavy periods, unusual vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, repeated miscarriages, difficulty getting pregnant, or conditions such as fibroids and polyps
  • Operative hysteroscopy: An operative hysteroscopy is used to correct an abnormal condition that has been detected during the diagnostic hysteroscopy and can be performed at the same time. Small instruments that can be used to correct the condition are inserted during the hysteroscopy – these instruments can be used to remove fibroids, polyps, displaced intrauterine devices (IUDs) and intrauterine adhesions

What can you expect when undergoing a hysteroscopy?

Preparing for a Hysteroscopy

Depending on whether you are undergoing a diagnostic hysteroscopy or operative hysteroscopy, you may be under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. 

A diagnostic hysteroscopy may take between 5 to 10 minutes while an operative hysteroscopy may take longer. 

You will be scheduled to undergo a hysteroscopy after your period and before your ovulation.

During a Hysteroscopy

Your cervix will be dilated and widened to allow your doctor to insert the hysteroscope through your vagina and cervix into your uterus. 

Carbon dioxide gas or a liquid solution will then be inserted into the uterus through the hysteroscope to expand the uterus for better viewing and to clear away any blood or mucus. 

If an operative hysteroscopy needs to take place, small instruments will be inserted into the uterus through the hysteroscope.

After a Hysteroscopy

After the hysteroscopy, you may experience gas in your digestive tract from the carbon dioxide gas used during the procedure. This can last for 24 hours. You may also experience some cramping or slight vaginal bleeding that should go away after 48 hours.

Why choose Novena Surgery for a hysteroscopy?

Doctors who choose to perform hysteroscopies at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo a hysteroscopy in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform hysteroscopies at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Sincere Healthcare GroupDr Annapoorna Venkat8 Sinaran Drive #06-09/10/11, Novena Specialist Center, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
The Obgyn CentreDr Kenneth Wong290 Orchard Road #11-07, Paragon Medical Suites, Singapore 238859Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
Sincere Healthcare GroupDr Ng Soon Chye8 Sinaran Drive #06-09/10/11, Novena Specialist Center, Singapore 307470Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed