Has anyone else had a failed hysteroscopy due to a closed cervix? I was put under a general anaesthetic for a hysteroscopy to check out irregularities which had showed up on an ultrasound. When I woke up I was told it was unsuccessful as they couldn't open my cervix to look inside my womb. I'm seeing a gyn in 2 weeks but I'm wondering what can be done. As they can't do a hysteroscopy I'm wondering if there is any other procedure that could be carried out on someone with a closed cervix that would be sufficient for them to see if the irregularities of my womb are serious.
They're going to try again to do a hysteroscopy & biopsy under GA, but this time with a flexible (instead of rigid) scope and using ultrasound to guide the scope. I asked why they hadn't done it this way when they tried before - was told they hadn't had the equipment to hand. But I'd been told earlier that a failed hysteroscopy due to a stenotic cervix was not too unusual in postmenopausal women who haven't had children. They knew there would probably be this problem with me, hence doing it under GA rather than an office hysteroscopy. So I can't understand why they exposed me to the risk of the GA without having the equipment they must have known might be needed for me and other women with the same problem.
Sorry I'm ranting, but I'm feeling upset and worried about all this.
Last year, when I went to my GYN with spotting, while on HRT, she attempted doing a biopsy in the office but couldn't do it, due to stenosis of my cervix. She said because both of my children were C-sections, that was probably why my cervix wouldn't open. I am 65 and had been on HRT for 10 yrs. I did have the biopsy done then at the hospital under GA, and thankfully, it was negative for cancer. I agree with you that it is very odd the hospital staff did not have the proper equipment available when you were there for a hysteroscopy. So, now you get to double expense of another hospital trip and have to exerience anesthesia again.
How did the flexible hysterscope work? I had the exact same problem on Friday, in the hospital, GA, hysteroscope did not work, she tried flex and rigid - nothing. I had an ablation in 2002 which apparently scarred my cervix (yet I spot). 3 weeks until my follow up..... she is talking hysterectomy. Any other tests that can be done to see if it is cancer?? I also "failed" the saline sonohysterogram - no entrance to the uterus through the cervix.
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