GSDS strives to provide high quality care and as part of this we would like to provide some general instructions for you to follow after your procedure and leaving the clinic:
If you have chosen to have an anaesthetic, for the next 24 hours you should not:
You are generally good to go back to work the next day but you cannot drive for 24 hours so keep that in mind.
You should contact GSDS if any of the following occur:
Diet: Return to a normal diet. If you feel nauseated try fluids only and contact us if it does not settle down within 24 hours
Pain Relief: You may take over the counter relief that you are familiar with. DO NOT TAKE ASPIRIN (or any analgesic containing blood thinning agents)
Antibiotics: You should not require antibiotics for an IUD insertion
Post-Procedure Check-Up: You will need to see our doctor or your GP six weeks after your insertion to check that the device is still in place
Activity: You can resume normal activity but no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for the next 2 days (this includes going to the gym)
Sexual Intercourse: No sexual intercourse for two days
Personal Hygiene: Do not use tampons whilst bleeding post-operatively within the first 2 days – you must use pads only. Have showers (not baths) for the next two days. No swimming for two days
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or concerns. Our Staff are specialists in this area and can provide expert advice.
Do not put too much weight onto the arm in which the device was inserted for a few days.