Hysteroscopy

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Hello been booked in for a Hysteroscopy next week under general but my mum had this done while just being sedative anyone else had the sedative as I am petrified of being put under never been put under before 

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    Hi Kelly

    I am booked in for one next week too, but I am not being put under.  I am having a local anaesthetic on my cervix so that it makes it numb.  I shouldn't be able to feel it, that is the plan anyway.

    I have had lots of support from the lovely ladies on this forum which has eased my concern somewhat. 

    Good Luck with your hysteroscopy.  Let us know how you get on.  I am going to post how I get on too.

    Marie

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    Hi Kelly, I had this done without any form of anaesthetic, if you are not happy about having a general anaesthetic then you must tell the hospital, they cannot do anything to you without your permission, I can't stress that strongly enough, it is your body, If you just want sedation or as marie has said they can numb just the cervix, I was supposed to have an MRI scan before my hysterectomy and I refused point blank (I'm claustraphobic) they offered to sedate me but I said absolutely no way! and that was that, please don't be scared to ask for something other than GA.

    Phoebe

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    Don't worry you won't feel a thing and the whole thing only takes 10 minutes it be over b you know it
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      I was told I could take paracetamol, but I never needed it, I meant to say earlier that when I had a biopsy done a week later it was also done this way, I was asked this time if I thought I needed a GA for that, I just wanted it over and done, even that was just what I would call a little more than uncomfortable, I did bleed quite a bit afterwards, I think I have a very high pain threshold as after my hysterectomy I never once needed pain relief either. Have you been told why your hospital only use GA? Seems very pricey for a day case procedure.
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      I think it has a lot to do with where you have it done and the preferences for that hospital, my consultant was brilliant also but if I had wanted a GA I would have had to wait another couple of weeks, if you read the nhs website they say you may be offered GA or local, it's not definite though, again it depends on the hospital and consultant, similarly some consultants insist on bowel prep before hysterectomy mine didn't thank goodness. 😊
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      Yes that's true I didn't have a bowel prep either thank goodness I was narrow and he had difficulty getting up but I'm glad I had hysterectomy in the end as I kept bleeding iractaolly which could have been worse if left
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      No my hospital wanted me to have it done while I was awake but I was reluctant cuz of the pain I asked for sedation while awake but they won't do that so had to settle for a GA
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      Ah that's different then. You will be fine I know you have never had a GA, it's not so bad, I have had 3 now and the first one was when I was just 9, things are much better now than back then in the dark ages 😊, all will be over before you know it.

      I will be thinking of you, let us know how you get on.

      Phoebe x

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      Hi phoebe

      I had my hysteroscopy on Thursday afternoon under GA but it knock me for six I went down at 3.30 I was still in recovery at 6 but anyway had it all done now so glad it's over with they found a poypl and scrap some cells from my womb now waiting on results

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      That's good, when I had polyps they didn't remove them and 15

      years later I was diagnosed with stage 1A cancer,

      Perhaps if they had been removed that might not

      have happened.

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