Patients commonly experience mild cramping and some bloody discharge for a day or two following hysteroscopy. The gynecologist may prescribe mild analgesics (pain relievers) to alleviate any discomfort the patient may experience.
Most patients can resume normal activities at work or at home on the day after the procedure. To minimize the risk of inflammation or infection, the use of douches and tampons should be avoided for one or two days. Patients who have undergone diagnostic hysteroscopy will be advised to avoid sexual intercourse for one or two days. Patients who 9 have undergone operative hysteroscopy will be advised to avoid sexual intercourse for one to three weeks, depending upon the type of procedure that has been performed.
Although complications are uncommon after hysteroscopy, the patient should contact her doctor immediately if she experiences excessive bleeding or notices signs of infection such as severe cramps, fever, or chills.
When it is not performed in conjunction with laparoscopy, hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure that the gynecologist can perform without making a surgical incision. Whichever procedure your gynecologist recommends (diagnostic or operative hysteroscopy), you can be assured that these are not considered to be dangerous or risky operations in otherwise healthy individuals.
from AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS Brochure