Why is gynecological endoscopy performed?

Gynecological endoscopy is usually performed to examine the female reproductive organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. It’s often used to diagnose and sometimes treat conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, infertility, and pelvic pain.

What are the risks associated with gynecological endoscopy?

Although it’s generally safe, there are some risks. These include bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding organs, and reactions to anesthesia. However, serious complications are rare.

How do I prepare for a gynecological endoscopy?

Preparation might include not eating for a certain period before the procedure, avoiding certain medications, and possibly using a laxative or enema if instructed. Your doctor will provide specific instructions based on your situation.

How long is the recovery after gynecological endoscopy?

Recovery time can vary depending on the type of procedure. For a simple diagnostic procedure, you might feel fine within a day. However, if it’s a more complex surgery, recovery could take longer. 

Can I eat normally before a diagnostic gynecological endoscopy?

You may need to fast for several hours before the procedure, especially if you’ll be under anesthesia. Your doctor will give you specific instructions about eating and drinking beforehand.

Can I exercise after gynecological endoscopy?

You should avoid strenuous activities and exercise for a period after the procedure. Your doctor will advise you on how long you should rest and when you can return to normal activities, including exercise.