A hysteroscopy is an examination that consists of seeing the inside of the uterus. 

Before the examination

What to bring

  • Sanitary napkins
  • An up-to-date list of the medications you are taking.
  • Your health insurance card.
  • Your hospital card (if you do not have one, we will make one for you).

No other preparation is needed for the examination.

Bleeding on the day of the examination 

  • If you have light bleeding, you can have the examination.
  • If your bleeding is heavy, or in case of doubt, phone us to evaluate the situation and possibly reschedule your appointment. 

After the examination

You must be accompanied for your return home.

Returning home after a sedation

It is important to know that you cannot drive for the 24 hours following your examination, if it required sedation. 

How a hysteroscopy is performed

You will be administered medication to facilitate the examination and for your comfort. The doctor will then introduce a tube called a hysteroscope through the opening of your cervix into your uterus. With the help of an optical fibre (camera), the doctor sees the images projected onto a screen allowing the examination to proceed. This examination detects whether or not there are lesions in the uterine cavity.


During the examination, it is possible to conduct a biopsy. In this case, the collected sample is sent to the hospital laboratory for analysis.

Length of the procedure

The duration of the procedure depends on what has been agreed upon with your doctor and varies greatly depending on the situation. It can last an average of 15 minutes.