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Old 10-11-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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How long does pain last after D&C?

I had a D&C, hysteroscopy, and removal of 3 polyps on Friday, I am still hurting. I was wondering how long the pain can last? Any advice and shared experiences with D&C recovery would be appreciated.
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Re: How long does pain last after D&C?

I've had the same procedure done 5 times. I don't recall the pain lasting more than a couple of days. What kind of pain are you having? Is it cramps or is it something else? A few times I had a weird feeling like ... How can I describe it, like a cut or something but on the inside. I don't think that feeling ever lasted more than a few days.

It's a pretty minor procedure. Last time I had it done in the office instead of the hospital. It was much better because I wasn't as nervous. But the pain definitely didn't last for more than just a few days. The day of the procedure I usually take some ibuprofen and darvocet and sleep off the anesthesia at home. For the most part, I'm usually pretty fine the next day. Very little bleeding, too. I have a pretty awesome doctor.

 
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Re: How long does pain last after D&C?

I'm not having any bleeding, just the pain like bad menstrual cramps. Very uncomfortable.

 
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Re: How long does pain last after D&C?

Have you tried taking anything for the cramps? Did they give you any pain meds to take home? They usually give me darvocet and/or ibuprofen and it helps a lot. You should also get some of those heating pads that you stick inside your panties because the heat sometimes helps. They're usually at the pharmacy in the aisle with the pads.

If you are still in pain tomorrow, you shoul call your doc to get a scrip for some pain meds. That's what I would do. It should help.

 
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Re: How long does pain last after D&C?

they didn't give me any pain meds. I was instructed to take three, 200mg motrin, but it doesn't help much.

 
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Re: How long does pain last after D&C?

The next time you take a dose, try taking 4. Also if that doesn't work, try naproxen (Aleve) because sometimes that works better than ibuprofen. I do think you should call tomorrow if its still bad. There's no sense in suffering needlessly.

But I'm surprised cause I don't think I ever had cramps for more than just saturday and sunday after getting it done on friday. Well, this last time was different cause I got an IUD put in too and that has been causing some bad cramps off and on for the past month. But they said its normal until the IUD settles down.

 
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