Procedure Information

Various procedures performed by North East Women's Health include:

  • Smears
  • Colposcopy
  • Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) Insertion / Replacement
  • Implantable Contraceptive Insertion / Replacement
  • Vaginal pessaries for prolapse
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
If you require surgery this will usually be done at North Eastern Community Hospital.

Before your in-hospital procedure

Pre Hospital Procedure Information:

  • Cease aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs (eg nurofen), fish oil and glucosamine 1 week before surgery (unless otherwise directed)
  • Fasting 6 hours pre-surgery (unless otherwise directed)

Please COMPLETE ADMISSION FORMS AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO ADMISSION.

The online admission form may take between 5-15 minutes depending on your personal medical history.

After your procedure

Laparoscopy:

  • Expect spotting or light bleeding for a few days, up to a week
  • Expect generalised abdominal tenderness +/- shoulder tip pain for up to 1 week
  • Report any increasing pain or bleeding
  • No tampons or intercourse for 2 weeks (or until bleeding stops)

Suction Curettage for Miscarriage:
  • Expect spotting or light bleeding for a few days, up to 2 weeks.
  • Report any increasing pain or bleeding
  • No tampons or intercourse for 2 weeks (or until bleeding stops)

Lletz Procedure:
  • Expect spotting or light for a few days, up to 2 weeks
  • Report any increasing pain or bleeding
  • No tampons or intercourse for 4 weeks (or until bleeding stops)

Hysteroscopy (+/- dilation and curettage):
  • Expect spotting or light bleeding for a few days, up to a week
  • Report any increasing pain or bleeding
  • No tampons or intercourse for 2 weeks (or until bleeding stops)

  After Hours emergency contact numbers:

Obstetric emergency

Contact your relevant obstetrician on their mobile

NECH Maternity Ward: (08) 8366 8255

Gynaecology emergency

A/H paging number: 08 8378 2840
North East Community Hospital: 08 8366 8111
Emergency - dial 000

NORTH EAST WOMEN'S HEALTH

1A Williams Avenue
St Morris SA 5068

  Getting Here

CONTACT US


(08) 8331 7755
(08) 8332 8650

NECH Maternity Ward: (08) 8366 8255

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