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When to Call A Doctor

Once you return home, call your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following problems:

  • Fever

  • Excessive bleeding from your vagina

  • Bleeding, discharge, swelling or extreme tenderness at your incision site

  • Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain

  • Trouble urinating

  • Feelings of excessive sadness

  • Difficulties or discomfort during sexual intercourse (once the gynecologist says it's OK to resume sex)

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