Post-Op Instructions: HYSTEROSCOPY

DISCOVER THE CIGC DIFFERENCE


RECOVERY FROM A CIGC
HYSTEROSCOPY IS FAST.

 


YOUR POST-OP INSTRUCTIONS: HYSTEROSCOPY

The Center for Innovative GYN Care is committed to ensuring that your post-operative hysteroscopy experience is as fast and as comfortable as possible. The following information will help answer frequently asked questions and will help you understand some of the common experiences that may occur after your surgery. Please do not hesitate to call the office with any additional questions about your recovery.

  • Call the office to schedule a post-operative appointment two to four weeks after your surgery.
  • If an ER visit is necessary post-operatively, always go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call your doctor right away if you experience:
    • Fever higher than 100.4 degrees
    • Shortness of breath
    • Dizziness
    • Heavy vaginal bleeding
    • Severe pain not relieved with your pain medication
  • Office # (301) 652-4800
  • Physician on-call # (301) 801-1717

HOW MUCH ACTIVITY CAN I DO AFTER SURGERY?

You may resume regular activities in one to two days.

WHEN CAN I RESUME SEX?

Intercourse may be resumed when the spotting has stopped.

WHEN CAN I TAKE A SHOWER?

Shower as usual. Avoid tub baths until the spotting has stopped.

HOW SHOULD I MANAGE MY PAIN AFTER SURGERY?

You may have some abdominal cramping. You may take Advil or Tylenol to reduce the discomfort.

HOW LONG WILL I HAVE BLEEDING AFTER SURGERY?

Expect vaginal bleeding for a few days. Use maxi pads, not tampons, to absorb blood and discharge. Avoid douching. Call the office if you notice a foul smelling discharge.

SHOULD I FOLLOW A SPECIAL DIET?

You may have regular food as tolerated.