Columba at Ascot - Early Miscarriage Service
Miscarriage (D&C) - After Your Operation
- Ensure you can continue to rest quietly for the rest of the day. You may experience some mild cramps and panadol may be taken to alleviate this.
- TO HELP AVOID INFECTION
- Advice for the next 7 days or until the bleeding has settled completely
- Use pads instead of tampons
- Avoid swimming or spa pools
- Avoid sexual intercourse
- An early sign of infection is a raised temperature. We recommend that you take your temperature twice a day for 7 days, when you wake in the morning and at night before retiring
- Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise
- DO NOT DRIVE A MOTOR VEHICLE for 24 hours after your operation.
Potential Complications After Your Operation
RING YOUR REFERRING DOCTOR OR FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC, OR NURSE CO-ORDINATOR AT COLUMBA IF YOU HAVE:
- A temperature of 37.5 degrees or more, for longer than 3 hours, or feel feverish
- Severe cramps or constant pain in your abdomen
- Heavy bleeding needing more than one change of pad per hour
- Numerous blood clots larger than a 20 cent coin.