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Bathing after hysteroscopy (query bank)

Published: 03/08/2017


Is there any evidence or consensus on the safety of bathing versus showering following operative hysteroscopy?


The only information identified about washing or showering after hysteroscopy is patient information from NHS Choices. The section “What happens after a hysteroscopy” says “you can have a shower the same day or the next day”
(Evidence level IV)


Search date

July 2017

Classification of evidence levels

  • Ia Evidence obtained from meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
  • Ib Evidence obtained from at least one randomised controlled trial.
  • IIa Evidence obtained from at least one well-designed controlled study without randomisation.
  • IIb Evidence obtained from at least one other type of well-designed quasi-experimental study.
  • III Evidence obtained from well-designed non-experimental descriptive studies, such as comparative studies, correlation studies and case studies.
  • IV Evidence obtained from expert committee reports or opinions and/or clinical experience of respected authorities


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