Post-Operative Training Sheet
You have just had a procedure called a Hysteroscopy, D&C, or Endometrial Ablation with a without a biopsy or removal of tissue from the uterus. Now that your procedure is over, you may eat or drink anything you like. take it easy for the next 48 hours. Most women find it best to avoid strenuous activities; be guided by how you feel. It is important that you read over these instructions and follow them to the letter. Do not hesitate to call us if you are having any issues.
Precautions And What To Expect:
- Use sanitary pads only NO TAMPONS for one week.
- Do not have intercourse or douche for one week.
- Take showers only. No baths for one week.
- you will likely experience cramps for which you can take Advil, 2 pills every 4 hours as needed, or a pain prescription that was given to you.
- Bleeding is unpredictable after these procedures. Small clots and bits of tissue are normal. Brown discharge is normal, as is bleeding off and on for several days or even weeks. Some women will not bleed at all, which is also normal.
- After an ablation you may expect discharge for 3-4 weeks.
- It is important that a follow up visit be scheduled for two weeks after your procure. Please call our offices as soon as possible to schedule this appointment. Any tissue removed during your surgical procedure will be sent to pathology for analysis. These results will be discussed with you at your two-week postoperative appointment.
Be Sure To Report The Following:
- If you are bleeding quite heavily (i.e. heavier than heaviest day of your typical menstrual cycle).
- If your temperature is 100 degrees for two days in a row or greater than 100.4 at any time.
- If you have foul-smelling discharge.
- If you have severe pain that is unlike menstrual cramping.
If problems or questions arise, please call the office at (458) 205-6500.