DILATION & CURRETAGE

POST-OP INSTRUCTIONS

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.Arrange for transportation following the procedure. You may resume driving the day after your procedure.

.Do not drive, operate potentially dangerous machinery, sign legal documents or make critical decisions the day of the procedure. You may do some light activities 24-48 hours after the procedure. Exercise is permitted after 48 hours.

.A heating pad placed on your lower abdomen can help to reduce cramping.

.Consult your physician about medication to help reduce cramping.

.You may shower but refrain from swimming and tub baths for 7 days.

.Do not put anything in the vagina for 2 weeks, including tampons and intercourse.

.You may eat as tolerated and increase your fluid intake for the next 48 hours.

Call your doctor if you experience any of the following:

.Increased abnormal discharge

.Increased post-procedural pain

.Increased bleeding

.Fever above 100.4°F

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