What Affects the Test
Reasons you may not be able to have the hysteroscopy or why the results may not be helpful include:
- Having your menstrual period. Your doctor will not be able to see the lining clearly.
- Being pregnant. A hysteroscopy will not be done if you are pregnant because of the risk to your developing baby Reference (fetus) Opens New Window.
- If a vaginal or cervical infection is present.
If you are not sexually active, a hysteroscopy can be done anytime. But it is best to have a hysteroscopy when you are not having your menstrual period.
If you are past Reference menopause Opens New Window, a hysteroscopy can be done anytime.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology