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Hysteroscopy, D&C procedure

What happens when I go home?

  • You may have some vaginal discharge. It may be pink, blood tinged or dark brown.
  • You may have mild to moderate discomfort similar to menstrual cramps
  • You may not drive a car, drink alcohol or make any major decisions for 24 hours.
  • For the next 7 days you should not
     
    • Have intercourse
    • Use tampons (use pads instead)
    • Go swimming or use spa pools
    • Do any heavy lifting or sports such as jogging, aerobics, netball or go to the gym
       
  • You may

    • Shower but not have baths
    • Return to work and most normal activities two days after your procedure as long as feel well enough


Please contact your GP, surgeon or after hours Clinic after surgery if you experience any of the following:

  •  Vaginal bleeding that is more than a normal period or if blood clots form
  • Feeling unwell, fever and chills or any other signs of infection
  • Pain or back aching that will not go away
  • Offensive discharge

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