treatment of excessive uterine bleeding
What To Expect:
What to expect at the office:
1. After check-in, a nurse will bring you into the exam room.
2. The consent will be reviewed and signed.
3. You will receive an injection of pain medicine (Toradol).
4. A small heating pad will be placed on your abdomen.
5. You will rest comfortably for 15-30 minutes.
6. The doctor will inject local anesthesia.
7. The doctor will look inside the uterus and then complete the ablation procedure.
8. After the procedure, you will be given post-procedure instructions.
9. You may receive another injection prior to discharge home.
The day of your procedure:
1. Eat a light meal before the procedure and have plenty of fluids.
2. Take 10 mg of Valium 30 minutes before your appointment time.
3. Take one Vicodin ES 30 minutes before your appointment time.
4. A urine pregnancy test may be performed in the office prior to the procedure if indicated.
5. You must have someone drive you to and from the office.
Post-Procedure Endometrial Ablation Instructions
1. Continue to take the ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6 hours with food for 24 hours following the procedure. If you do not continue the ibuprofen, the discomfort may quickly worsen once the pain medication and local anesthesia wear off.
2. It is normal to experience some cramping and nausea after your procedure.
3. You should rest for the remainder of the day.
4. You may resume normal activities the following day.
5. No tampons, intercourse or tub baths until your doctor has seen you at your 2 week visit.
6. If you have a fever greater than 100.5F or severe abdominal pain, call the office.
7. Expect vaginal discharge for 2-3 weeks, beginning 3-5 days after the procedure. It may be red the first few days, pinkish by one week, and profuse and watery thereafter.