What to Expect: Office Essure Sterilization

Day Prior to Procedure

  • Take 800 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours for 24 hours (do not miss any doses!)

Day of Procedure

  • Continue to take 800 mg ibuprofen every 6 hours.
  • Take two Percocet prior to the procedure.
  • Eat a normal meal on the day of your procedure.
  • Bring a driver with you to the procedure.

During the Procedure

  • You will receive a muscular injection of pain medication.
  • You will receive a local injection of anesthesia around the cervix.
  • You will wait 10 minutes or so for the medications to take effect.
  • The procedure will then be completed.

After the Procedure

  • Your driver can take you home.  You may eat and drink normally.
  • Continue to take the ibuprofen every 6 hours and Percocet every 4 hours for the next 24-48 hours as needed.  .
  • You may continue to use a heating pad or hot water bottle as needed.
  • Avoid intercourse or tampons in the vagina for 2 weeks; light to normal activity is fine, but heavy exercise may cause increased bleeding.
  • You can return to other activities as soon as you feel able.
  • You will need back up contraception until you have the HSG (uterine dye study) in 3 months!

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