Patient Education: Diseases Conditions Treatments & Procedures

Dilatation and curettage (D&C)

Do I Need Medication After the Operation?

  • Your doctor may order pain medication to take when you need it. 
  • Call your doctor if this medication does not take away your pain. Being comfortable promotes healing.
  • If prescription pain medication has not been ordered, you may use ibuprofen (Advil®/Motrin®) if you do not have any medical conditions that prevent you from using an anti-inflammatory. Please check with your doctor first. 
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking pain medication.

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