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Dan C. Martin, MD
UT Medical Group, Inc.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

UTHSC Academic Office

Daniel Clyde Martin, M.D.
UT Medical Group, Inc.
Infertility and Gynecology
Reproductive Surgery
Germantown Office Building
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Suite 320
Germantown, Tennessee
TN 38138-1733

(901) 347-8331
(901) 347-8188 fax
Directions to Office

Updated information is at
UTMG 2006

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Glenn Ann Martin, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

 

Hysteroscopy

Click for hysteroscopy sheet and post-operative instructions (PDF).

Click for additional information on Fertility Evaluation.

A hysteroscope is placed through the cervix (birth canal) with no incision after dilation (stretching) of the cervix.  The dilation is less than that for a D&C (dilation and curettage).  With a hysteroscope, we can see inside the uterus.  Dr. Martin is usually assisted by surgical assistants or by hospital personnel.  Other doctors in practice or in training will be introduced to you if they are present.

Laparoscopy is done the same time when tubal cannulation is performed.  This is to decrease the chance of damage to the tube and look for other problems.

These are generally out-patient procedures.

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You may be asleep from 15 minutes to 1 hours.

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Common side effects include cramping (particularly with D&C or ablation), vaginal bleeding, bloating, itching if the hair is shaved, bladder spasm and sore throat.

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Nausea and vomiting may occur following surgery.  Have a plastic bag and towels in your car on the chance this happens on the way home.

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About 1 in 50 patients stay overnight due to nausea, drowsiness, pain or excess fluid absorption after resection of fibroids or ablation.

After surgery:

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You should avoid any activities that require concentration for 2 days.

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You can usually return to work and normal tasks by 2 to 5 days.

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You can usually start having sex after your 4 week check-up.

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You may have cramps for 1 day to 3 weeks.

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You may need 1 to 6 weeks for your energy to return.

An expanded information sheet and post-operative instructions are on a PDF.

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Click for hysteroscopy sheet and post-operative instructions (PDF).

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