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Facts about Uterine Aspiration (6882)

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Facts About Uterine Aspiration

Instructions Prior to the Procedure
ξ You may eat a light meal up to 2
hours before your procedure
ξ 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
ξ Valium/Diazepam is an anti-anxiety
medication which helps you relax
during the procedure.
ξ Please bring this medication to clinic
and take only after instructed by a
RN or physician.
ξ You must have a responsible adult
come with you to your procedure and
drive you home.

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

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

After the Procedure
Please contact us at 608-824-6160 if you
ξ Nausea/vomiting
ξ Heavy vaginal bleeding (1 maxi
pad/hour) or vaginal bleeding that
gets heavier rather than lighter
ξ Fever (greater than 100.5)
ξ Shortness of breath
ξ Severe abdominal pain
ξ 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
(608) 824-6160
Toll free 1-888-474-3933

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