Hi Alice - I'm Katharine, one of the admin of the Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopy. Am not a medic so can't give medical advice but can point you in the direction of medical advice. You're absolutely not alone in having had previous difficult gynae procedures and wishing to be asleep for a hysteroscopy.
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists has issued a statement saying that even during the pandemic women having hysteroscopy are free to choose GA/IV sedation instead of an outpatient procedure. (See below) We know of women who've had GA hysteroscopies during the pandemic but others have been offered IV conscious sedation because there's less risk of potentially spreading any covid19. IV sedation has worked very well in the past for me for various endoscopies I've needed.
Please, if you're on Facebook, the Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopy has a closed Action/Support group that you are most welcome to join. If you'd like to do so please send me - Katharine Tylko - a Facebook friend request and I'll add you to the group.
If you're not on Facebook, please email me ....@....com and I'll try to help regarding your local hospital.
Can totally understand how scary and horrible the idea of being forced into an unsuitable procedure is. There are loads of choices of ways of having a hysteroscopy to rule out cancer. Recently one of our campaign members had a GA arranged under the 2 week-wait rule. Please don't feel pressurised into something that's medically unsuitable.