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You may have mild cramping for several hours after the procedure. A dark brown vaginal discharge during the first week is normal. This is from medicine used during the procedure.
You may also have some spotting (or bleeding like a light period) for about 3 weeks. You can use a sanitary pad for the bleeding.
Follow the steps below to feel better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line (811) now or seek immediate medical care if:
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Adaptation Date: 5/15/2023
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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