Transcervical Hysteroscopic Sterilization

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Slowly return to your normal activities 6 to 8 hours after the procedure.

  • Only take over-the-counter or prescription medicine for pain, fever, or discomfort as directed by your caregiver.

  • Use another type of birth control for 3 months or as directed by your caregiver.

  • Keep all follow-up appointments as directed by your caregiver. You will need to get an X-ray to make sure your fallopian tubes are completely blocked.

  • Use sanitary pads, not tampons, for the next day.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have prolonged, bright red bleeding.

  • You have a bad smell or discharge coming from the vagina.

  • You have very bad pain.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.