In Case of Emergency

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact your clinic, health provider or emergency room.
  • Severe pain
  • Bleeding enough to require more than 3 heavy sanitary pads in 2-3 hours
  • Passing blood clots larger than a lemon
  • Signs of infection like pain that is not relieved with Advil or Tylenol, fever ≥ 38 degrees Celsius, chills, foul smelling discharge from your vagina
  • Vomiting or nausea that won’t go away
  • Continuing pregnancy symptoms 2 weeks after procedure
  • No period 7 weeks after the procedure (except if you are using a Mirena IUD or Depo Injection/”The Shot”)

What to Expect

  • Precautions

    DO NOT

    • Drive, operate hazardous equipment or make major decisions for 24 hours after your procedure
    • Smoke for 3 hours after the procedure


    • Alcohol and “street” drugs for 48 hours
    • Vaginal sex or putting anything in your vagina like tampons, for 1 week
    • Bath tubs, hot tubs, swimming pools, vaginal douches for 2 weeks BUT showers and sanitary pads are safe to use


    • Antibiotics IF they were provided to you


    • Get pregnant again so start using contraceptives like the Pill, the Patch, Ring, Shot or IUD right away, EVEN BEFORE you’re ready to have SEX again


    • Eat normally
    • Get extra rest
    • Contact the clinic if you are not feeling “back to normal” two weeks after the procedure

    Contact the clinic if you have any unexpected hospitalizations within 30 days of the procedure.

  • Pregnancy Symptoms & Your Period
    • Pregnancy symptoms will go away within a few days
    • Morning sickness should disappear within two days
    • Breast changes usually settle by end of first week
    • DO NOT take a pregnancy test as false positives are likely due to pregnancy hormones remaining in your body for weeks after the procedure
    • Normal period should return within six weeks of procedure


    • The Pill, Patch or Ring may cause pregnancy symptoms, morning sickness and breast changes to persist for a week or two
    • Certain hormonal birth control can make your period come sooner or later!
  • Cramping & Pain
    • Menstrual-like cramping pain is normal for 1–2 weeks after the procedure.
      • If you are someone who has never experience menstrual cramping this pain can come and go, be sharp, achy. For some women the pain can cause them to feel nauseous.
    • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) can be helpful to relieve this pain
    • Avoid Aspirin (ASA) because it may increase bleeding
  • Bleeding


    • Bleeding typically lasts 1 – 2 weeks, but may last up to 3 weeks
    • Some women do not bleed until several days after the procedure, some stop bleeding then it starts again, some pass clots with strong cramps for several days
    • Many women experience increased cramping or bleeding a few days after the procedure

Post-Procedure FAQs

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