If you’ve recently received abnormal pap smear results or have experienced bleeding after menopause, then your gynecologist may recommend a hysteroscopy.
Your first thought might be, “Will my insurance cover a hysteroscopy?” You might have other questions, as well so let’s take a closer look at the procedure.
I’ve Never Heard of a Hysteroscopy. What Is It?
With the use of a thin tube called a hysteroscope, your gynecologist is able to safely examine the inside of your cervix and uterus. The hysteroscope is inserted through the vagina.
It may be done to take a tissue sample for a biopsy, to remove polyps or fibroid tumors, or to prevent bleeding.
Will I Need Anesthesia?
This depends on the complexity of your procedure. Some patients are able to undergo a hysteroscopy on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia. More complex procedures may require general anesthesia and a hospital visit.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
You may experience vaginal bleeding and cramping for a couple of days. You might also experience gas and gas pains for up to 24 hours. You will need to refrain from sex for about two weeks after your procedure.
Rest assured, your gynecologist will provide you with complete aftercare information.
So, What About the Cost? Will My Insurance Cover a Hysteroscopy?
It’s difficult to say what your cost will be without a visit to your gynecologist, but the average cost ranges from $750 to $3,500. Speak with your insurance carrier before your procedure to see whether it’s covered.
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