- PAIN: Discomfort is usually the most significant for the first 24 hours after your procedure. Be sure to take the Motrin as the directions indicate for 24 hours following the procedure, even if you are not experiencing cramping. Please take your narcotic pain medication every 6 hours as needed. Applying a heating pad to the abdomen can provide additional relief. Please notify us of severe pain that is not well controlled by your pain medications.
- FEVER: Fever may be a sign of infection. If you experience chills, take your temperature immediately.
- DIET: Eat whatever you feel like eating after this procedure. Nausea can occasionally occur–please call is if the nausea is severe.
- VAGINAL DISCHARGE: You may experience a watery discharge with occasional blood staining, the passage of clumps of gray tissue, or menstrual-like bleeding for up to 4 weeks. This is a normal occurrence after endometrial ablation. You may also have a minimal to no discharge. Please avoid using tampons for the first week following your procedure.
- SEXUAL INTERCOURSE: You should NOT have any sexual activity for at least 1 week following this procedure. However, it is preferable to avoid intercourse up until your 3-week appointment unless the discharge is minimal.
- WORK: You may resume work two days after this procedure.
- DISCHARGE: You will be discharged after recovery on the same day of the procedure. This will enable early mobilization and promotes faster recovery. You will be kept in the hospital if problems arise and if you need to be observed overnight.
Please call our office if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Heavy vaginal bleeding: Filling 1 pad per hour for more than two consecutive hours.
- Increasing pelvic pain or abdominal pain lasting for greater than 24 hours NOT improved by taking pain medications.
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge in large amounts.
- Fever greater than 101F or above 100.4 for 4 hours.
- Persistent nausea and vomiting.