that's a personal opinion by your physician
under dire circumstances I have also allowed my patients to travel 2 days after a D&C.
It is tolerated very well.
Pain, cramping and bleeding are potential complications that can arise...so that's why we typically ask our patients to stay in the area for 1-2 weeks following surgery.
There is also an increased risk of blood clots following surgery.
So..it would be important to get up and walk around at least once on that flight.
So, as long as you have your doctor blessing, understand potential risks involved, know what to look for and have a plan should something happen while traveling...I think it is prudent if the circumstances dictate.
I might add...if the trip isn't that long you might consider making the trip and having the procedure done when you get home.
thanks so much. trip is 1 night only and it is to get treatment for lyme. unformtunately, i have to not be pregnant when i go to the out of state appointment, hence having to do it saturday. flight is tuesday at 7 pm. so, it should be fine right? should i take a baby aspirin to prevent blood clots? can u tell me what signs would a blood clot produce? I want to be very vigilant. thanks os much and God bless.
So chances are you'll be fine and the trip will be uneventful...I just wanted you to understand, as I'm sure you doctor will to, that there is a chance you end up have problems (ie. cramping, bleeding).
What you will find is the more active you are the more bleeding you will experience.
Cramping the first couple of days is normal, but usually nothing more than a menstrual type cramp.
Unless there is high risk for a blood clotting problem prophylactic medication isn't indicated.
there are text book presentation of blood clots (DVTs) - swelling, pain, warmth, redness in the calf area.
and there are atypcial presentation, such as a cramp in the calf.
I have seen both.
Really, you have to be vigilant about moving throughout the day, not 'overdoing' it where you have cramping and bleeding.