What happens after an endometrial ablation?
You may want to wear a sanitary pad for bleeding. It is normal to have vaginal bleeding for a few days after the procedure. You may also have a watery-bloody discharge for several weeks.
You may have strong cramping, nausea, vomiting, or the need to urinate often for the first few days after the procedure.
Do not to douche, use tampons, or have sex for 2 to 3 days after an endometrial ablation, or as advised by your health care provider.
You may go back to your normal diet unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise.
Take a pain reliever for cramping or soreness as recommended by your healthcare provider. Aspirin or certain other pain medicines may increase the chance of bleeding. Be sure to take only recommended medicines.
Your healthcare provider will tell you when to return for more treatment or care.
Tell your healthcare provider if any of these occur:
- Foul-smelling drainage from your vagina
- Fever or chills
- Severe abdominal pain
- Heavy bleeding, or heavy bleeding longer than 2 days after the procedure
- Trouble urinating
Your healthcare provider may give you other instructions after the procedure, based on your situation.