Her Option/Essure Schedule

You can expect a large amount of watery vaginal discharge for 2-3 weeks. The color may vary from clear to different shades of pink. This is normal.

Please call the office if you have any questions or problems.

I. DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE:

  1. Ibuprofen 800mg, 1 pill every 6 hours until procedure
  2. Cytotec (Misoprostel) 200mcg, 1 pill before you go to bed

II. DAY OF PROCEDURE:

  1. Cytotech (Misoprostel) 200 mcg, 1 pill when you wake up.
  2. Ibuprofen 800mg (if procedure is in afternoon) take on schedule every 6 hours starting 4 hours after procedure.
  3. Emla Cream, insert contents of tube into vagina two hours before procedure and place tampon in after cream.
  4. Bring Valium, Darvocet, and Azithromycin with you.
  5. Eat a normal meal prior to procedure.
  6. Have a “comfortably full” bladder on arrival to the office.
  7. You will be given Valium, Darvocet, Azithromycin, and an injection of Toradol (liquid Motrin) one hour prior to procedure.

III. DAY AFTER PROCEDURE:

  1. Take Azithromycin 24 hours after procedure.
  2. Take Ibuprofen 1 every 8 hours for two days.

IV. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:

  1. No restrictions on activities.
  2. May resume using tampons after 2 weeks.
  3. May resume intercourse or douching after 3 weeks.

V. FOLLOW-UP CARE:

Please call our office if:
  1. Your temperature is 100.4°F or more.
  2. You have body aches, fatigue, backache or lower abdominal pain.
  3. You have bright red, heavy bleeding.
  4. An unpleasant odor or irritating vaginal discharge.

You can expect a large amount of watery vaginal discharge for 2-3 weeks. The color may vary from clear to different shades of pink. This is normal.

Please call the office if you have any questions or problems.

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