Preparation for admission
Getting ready for surgery is explained at the pre-assessment visit on ward 39 day unit following your out patient visit where all the relevant information will be given, an appointment letter and leaflet provided. If, however you are unable to wait or the unit is busy, the information may be given over the telephone for your convenience. A contact number will be given for further queries.
If you have been using contraception, please continue from the period before the operation and up to the date of admission.
Are there any risks?
- Damage to the womb or internal organs occur in less than 1% of patients. This may require a further procedure to repair the damage.
- Bleeding can occur as with any operation but should be light and may last for a few days after the procedure.
- Infection can occur in the womb or pelvis but is uncommon. Contact the GP if there is heavy vaginal bleeding or raised temperature or offensive discharge.