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What should I do after d&c?Stay in bed for first few days?

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

You should only have mild cramping and spotting following a d&c.
Staying in bed is not routine following this procedure.

In brief: No

You should only have mild cramping and spotting following a d&c.
Staying in bed is not routine following this procedure.
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Angela Zhang
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: At your own comfort

After a dilation & curettage procedure (d&c), you may resume daily activities as tolerated.
The most common side effect are cramps that may last for a couple of days, which you can take Ibuprofen for. It is also normal to have light bleeding for several days but heavy bleeding (soaking a maxi pad within one hour more than once) is abnormal.

In brief: At your own comfort

After a dilation & curettage procedure (d&c), you may resume daily activities as tolerated.
The most common side effect are cramps that may last for a couple of days, which you can take Ibuprofen for. It is also normal to have light bleeding for several days but heavy bleeding (soaking a maxi pad within one hour more than once) is abnormal.
Angela Zhang
Angela Zhang
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