• Activity: You may resume your normal daily activities.
  • Personal Care: DO NOT insert anything vaginally for 48 hours (Specifically, no douching, tampons, or sexual intercourse). NO tub baths or swimming for 48 hours.
  • Bleeding: You will likely have a small amount of bleeding after the procedure. It should NOT be heavier than a light menstrual period and will probably resolve within a few days. Also, surgical manipulation can disrupt the normal timing of menstruation. You may get your period earlier or later than expected.
  • Pain: Mild pelvic/abdominal cramping may occur after the procedure. Most patients find that their cramping resolves within a few days. Please take the remaining TYLENOL #3 as directed for discomfort/pain.
  • Diet: You may eat whatever you can tolerate. You may experience some residual nausea from the anesthesia or pain medication which may decrease your appetite. It is most important to remain hydrated and clear liquids are usually most easily tolerated.


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.
  • Severe pelvic pain or abdominal pain lasting longer than 24 hours.
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
  • A temperature that is greater than 101F.
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting (unable to tolerate anything taken by mouth).
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