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Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

A woman should rest for the first day or two after the procedure. She can usually go back to her normal schedule within 4 to7 days. It is important that she not insert anything into her vagina for 2 weeks. This means she should not use tampons, douche, or have intercourse during this Ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be taken for cramps. Vaginal bleeding should stop after a few days.

What are the potential complications after the procedure?

Complications can include bleeding, infection, and allergic reactions to the medications used for anesthesia. Rarely, uterine wall is punctured during the procedure.

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Endometrial Ablation: Preparation & Expectations


Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

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