What is the follow-up care for a dilation and curettage (D&C)?
You should be able to go home within a few hours after a D&C. Mild pain or light bleeding is normal for a few days. Within a few days, you should be able to resume most of your regular activities.
After a D&C, your next menstrual period may be early or late. Your doctor will advise you not to use tampons or have intercourse for a while after the procedure. Until your cervix returns to normal, you will be at higher risk of bacteria entering the vagina and causing infection.