To ensure your well being and help you have a smooth recovery, we encourage you to read these helpful guidelines. Please read them again after 12 hours because you may be a little drowsy at this time from the medications we used for the procedure.
Please call us, or come to the office, if any of the following occurs:
You experience pain that simple pain medication(Tylenol or Ibuprofen) does not relieve quickly.
Unusual vaginal swelling
Heavier bleeding (more than a light period)
You develop signs of infection:
- general ill feeling
- fever and/or chills
- headache and/or dizziness
- muscle aches
- pelvic pain
- vaginal discharge increases or smells unpleasant
- frequency of urination, or burning when urinating
- You may feel drowsy for the first 24 hours. Please do not drive or operate equipment / machinery during this time. It is recommended that you have someone nearby for the first 24 hours to look after you.
- You may have vaginal spotting or light bleeding for the next 4 – 6 weeks.
- It is common to have a pink, brown, yellow or clear discharge for a few weeks.
- Do not use a tampon for the next 2 weeks. Tampons can cause an infection into the cervix and uterus.
- Do not have vaginal intercourse for the same reason as above, for 2 weeks.
- Avoid a Jacuzzi or bath to prevent infection getting into the vagina and cervix. Showering is preferable for the first 2 weeks.
- Do not douche! Douching removes the normal, protective organisms that fight off opportunistic infections, such as yeast or those that cause Bacterial Vaginosis.
- Antibiotics are often given during, or following the procedure to help prevent any infections.
- Anti inflammatories will help alleviate cramps and pain. Please use Ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin) 200 to 400mg every 6-12 hours as needed. (Unless you have an allergy to ASA(Aspirin) and anti inflammatories)
- You may use nonprescription drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) for minor pain.
- You should continue using other regular prescription drugs unless told otherwise by Dr. Ivanov. This includes contraception.
- Resume driving in 1 or 2 days.
- You can resume normal activities as soon as you are able. The sooner the better.
- Resume sexual relations after 2 weeks.
Enjoy a normal diet and drink fluids as soon as possible.