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Below, please find information for the Essure and Novasure procedures.

Pre-Essure/Pre-Novasure Procedure

  • Please arrive at Prairie Point OB/GYN office 15 minutes prior to the start time of your procedure.
  • Depending on your discussion with the physician and or the nurse, you have received a prescription for Ativan, Toradol, and Vicodin. These are medications to help keep you calm and comfortable during the procedure and could potentially make you a little sleepy. If you have chosen to take Ativan, please take
    it 60 minutes before your scheduled procedure time. Because of this medication, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment. You will be able to go home right after the procedure is completed. As soon as the medication has worn off, you can return to your normal activities for the day. You can use Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 6 hours with food, OR you can use the Toradol prescription you were given, at home for any further discomfort.
  • You should eat a light meal before coming in for your morning or afternoon appointment. Examples include: juice or coffee, bowl of cereal, toast, sandwich, etc….
  • You are required to have a urine pregnancy test done in the office before the procedure begins.
  • Please read the consent form that you were given upon scheduling the Essure. You will need to initial each line and sign and date it at the bottom. You should then bring this consent with you the day of the procedure.
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 815-899-8080.

Download Pre-Essure/Pre-Novasure Procedure pdf

Instructions after your Essure Tubal Procedure:

  • You may resume normal activities today after the medication wears off
  • You may resume intercourse when spotting stops. This may take a couple of days
  • Call if fever of 101° or greater or pain not controlled by the Ibuprofen, bleeding heavier than a pad an hour, or any other questions or concerns. Office number is 815-899-8080.
  • Take Ibuprofen 600 – 800 mg (3-4 over the counter tablets) every 6 – 8 hours with food for discomfort
  • Set up an appointment for a hysterosalpingogram (HSG – x-ray to prove your fallopian tubes are blocked) 12 weeks after procedure is completed today or on follow up visit
  • Continue birth control until HSG confirms tubes are blocked
  • You have been given a wallet card today stating you have Essure coils placed in your tubes. Please present this card if you ever have to have a MRI or CT scan or if you would ever need a surgery involving your uterus, such as a D & C.
  • We hope you had a good experience today. A nurse will call you in a few days to see how you are doing. Thank you for choosing Prairie Point Ob/Gyn!

Download Instructions after your Essure Tubal Procedure pdf

Instructions after your Novasure Procedure:

  • You may resume normal activities today after the medication wears off
  • You may resume intercourse when bleeding stops. This may take a couple of days to weeks.
  • Call if fever of 101° or greater or pain not controlled by the Ibuprofen, bleeding heavier than a pad an hour, or any other questions or concerns. Office number is 815-899-8080.
  • Take Ibuprofen 600 – 800 mg (3-4 over the counter tablets) every 6 – 8 hours with food for discomfort
  • Take Zofran for nausea as prescribed if you need it
  • We hope you had a good experience today. A nurse will call you in a few days to see how you are doing. Thank you for choosing Prairie Point Ob/Gyn!

Download Instructions after your Novasure Procedure pdf