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Endometrial Ablation PO Instructions

Advice to patients following Endometrial Ablation

This is an operation used to destroy the endometrium (the lining of the womb). It is performed to relieve the symptoms of menorrhagia (heavy periods).

Following the operation:

For the first 48 hours after your operation you may feel drowsy or tired - rest as much as possible.

  • You may have a watery vaginal discharge following the operation, which may continue for 2-3 weeks.
  • To minimize the risk of infection sanitary pads should be used. Do not use tampons.
  • Intercourse should not be resumed until the discharge has completely settled.
  • You may have some abdominal cramp-like pains for a few days. Paracetamol, ibuprofen or your usual pain tablets should be effective.
  • You should be able to return to work in 1 – 4 days. If you need a certificate to cover your stay in hospital please notify the Practice Nurse.
  • After the operation you may still continue to have periods but these should be a lighter.

The procedure does not prevent pregnancy and pregnancy must be avoided. If applicable, you should discuss any contraception needs with the Doctor.

Please contact the doctor on ph: (08) 8132-0566 if you have any problems such as:

  • Lower abdominal or pelvic pain not relieved by pain relief
  • An offensive discharge
  • Fever
  • Any significant disturbance of the bladder or bowel habit

Day Procedure staff will make a post operative appointment for you to see your Doctor in the consulting rooms. Alternatively, contact the rooms to make an appointment for 6 weeks after your procedure.

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