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Q: When will I be going home?
A: You will be going home approximately 1 hour after your procedure.
You may want to have someone accompany you home in case you are not up to driving immediately after a procedure.
Q: How will I feel after the procedure?
A:If you have any questions or concerns, speak with your doctor or the nurses looking after you.
Do not use tampons, use sanitary pads for two weeks after the procedure. Some women experience very little bleeding or none at all. Others may experience bleeding similar to menstruation. Some women may have a watery vaginal discharge as well. As a result of the ablation, most women will experience intermittent discharge or bleeding for up to 6 weeks after the procedure as the lining is sloughed off and healing.
You may shower the next day after the procedure, but you should avoid putting anything in the vagina for two weeks after the procedure. Please avoid intercourse, tub baths, swimming and douching for two weeks.
Q: How much pain will I feel?
A: Pain and/or discomfort are usually minimal, similar to menstrual cramps. It should be controlled with the prescription given to you by your doctor when you are discharged home. Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Tylenol Extra Strength are usually enough for mild pain.
Q: What about activity?
A: You may go back to work when you feel up to it. If it is the next day, make sure you are not standing for long periods or lifting heavy objects.
Q: What about eating?
A: You may resume your normal diet.
Q: What should I be concerned about and report?
A: Persistent fever, chills, sweating
Any difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Persistent and increasing abdominal pain
Persistent vomiting and inability to drink fluids for greater than four hours
Not being able to urinate within the first 12 hours after surgery
Vaginal bleeding that is more than a normal menstrual period
Q: When Will My Follow Up Appointments Be?
Q: What Should I Bring To My Follow Up Appointment?
A: You will need to bring your menstrual calendar history and ensure that it is up to date
If you have any concerns, contact your doctor or go to your nearest Emergency Department