Facts about Uterine Aspiration
Instructions Prior to the Procedure
• You may eat a light meal up to 2 hours before your procedure
• Motrin/ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication which works
well for cramping during the procedure. You should take 800mg ibuprofen 1
hour before your procedure.
• Valium/Diazepam is an anti-anxiety medication which helps you relax during
• Please bring this medication to clinic and take only after instructed by a RN or
• You must have a responsible adult come with you to your procedure and drive
The Uterine Aspiration Procedure
To begin the procedure, the doctor will go over your medical history and give you a pelvic exam. The doctor may do a vaginal ultrasound and will place a speculum in the vagina.
The next step is to dilate the opening of the cervix. When the cervix is opened wide enough, a small sterile plastic tube is inserted into the uterus to help with removal of tissue. During and after the procedure, you may feel cramping for a short period of time.
After the Procedure
Please contact us at 608-824-6160 if you develop:
• Heavy vaginal bleeding (1 maxi pad/hour) or vaginal bleeding that gets
heavier rather than lighter
• Fever (greater than 100.5)
• Shortness of breath
• Severe abdominal pain
• Vaginal discharge with odor
If calling after hours, you will be connected with the paging center. Ask to speak with the On-Call Generations Physician.
Abstinence and pelvic rest (nothing per vagina) are recommended for 2 weeks.
Meriter & UW Health-Managed Generations Fertility Care Clinic (Generations)
2365 Deming Way, Middleton, WI 53562
Toll free 1-888-474-3933
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 05/22/2013
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