This type of surgery uses a small camera, which is introduced through the cervix to view the cavity of the uterus.  It can be used as a diagnostic tool to determine the presence of polyps, fibroids, scar tissue etc.  It can also be used to remove polyps or fibroids or place a sterilization device such as Essure.  Often, before having this type of surgery, you will be required to take a medication called Cytotec two times the day prior to surgery.  This medication softens the cervix allowing for a more comfortable introduction of the hysteroscope.  After the procedure, it is common to experience light bleeding or discharge that can last up to 2-3 weeks.  If you experience a fever, prolonged nausea and vomiting, severe pain not relieved by Motrin, and bleeding heavier than that associated with a period, you must call your physician.  You must abstain from intercourse, douching, the use of tampons or tub baths and swimming for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.