Hysteroscopy is a procedure in which your doctor inserts a small-diameter device into your uterus. This device has a light and a small camera on the end to allow the doctor to see inside your uterus. There are several reasons for this procedure. It can be used for either surgical or diagnostic purposes. It may be used for visual confirmation of another test result or to aid in the removal of fibroids and polyps. Your doctor may order some type of sedative for you to take beforehand so that you’ll be more relaxed. The extent of anesthesia you need will depend on the purpose of your hysteroscopy. It’ll also depend on where you have your hysteroscopy. It can be done either in your doctor’s office or at a hospital. For most diagnostic-only purposes, the hysteroscopy can be done in your doctor’s office with just local or regional anesthesia.