The average recovery period after a hysteroscopy is about one or two days, according to MedlinePlus. The procedure is performed in a doctor's office or hospital.
It is unusual for patients to stay overnight in the hospital following a hysteroscopy, and most patients go home after a few hours of observation, according to MedlinePlus. Since the procedure requires anesthesia, patients should arrange for someone to drive them home.
Complications from hysteroscopy are rare, says MedlinePlus. Women who have had the procedure usually suffer a day or two of cramps and some vaginal bleeding. A watery discharge may also last for a few weeks after the procedure.