A complication is an unintended and undesired outcome during or following medical intervention, which is so detrimental to the patient's health that either the medical treatment or intervention must be adjusted or irreparable damage occurs. A complication can be a 'normal' risk of care, but can also be the result of errors' (Quality Indicators Basic Set of Private Clinics, IGJ).

Women's Healthcare Center has given practical form to this definition. The practical definition of a complication is:

  • An unintended or irreparable injury in the period up to 30 days after a treatment, in which the patient has become physically worse, independent of the final technical result, or;
  • An additional treatment necessary during the treatment, which does not follow logically from the initial treatment.

Possible complications.

No (non-invasive) surgery is without risks. Fortunately, post-bleeding is rare, as are infections. Complications that may occur specifically with a particular procedure are also fortunately rare.

Contact your attending physician or the emergency room if you experience any of the below:

  • Heavy bleeding (more than a heavy period)
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Fever (38 °C or higher)
  • Dizziness, palpitations and becoming unwell
  • Emergencies

For emergencies outside office hours, please call the gynecologist on duty at BovenIJ Hospital, available at telephone number 020-6346346.

In conclusion

The gynecologist treating you will discuss with you what medical care is most appropriate for you and is always willing to answer your questions. If you still have questions after reading this information, please feel free to contact us at 020-6420229, or by email: