I have harped on about this issue for a very long time - and not just for hysteroscopies.
It is not just the cervix that is too tight. A Speculum being opened up inside a vagina wrapped up in adhesions will be just as brutally painful.
I have had a number of really bad experiences in this regard - days unable to work afterwards - even after failed smear tests because the pain of ripped adhesions in the attempt to get a smear is so bad I cannot walk.
I have only in the past 3 years been made aware that all of us can insist on having an anaesthetic. It is NEVER mentioned in the literature because it costs money.
But lying to girls and women by telling them smears and hysteroscopies 'may cause mild discomfort' or worse telling them that it doesn't hurt, is just cruel lies beyond all justification.
I don't doubt that many women are able to have these things done and not feel much pain, but for every woman who does feel the agony - they should be able to get ALL the anaesthetic they NEED to have to get these procedures done.
An end to the Brutality of Medical staff is certainly a worthy issue to raise in parliament.