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Columba at Ascot - Early Miscarriage Service

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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.

This page was last updated at 2:31PM on March 11, 2019.