The typical recovery time after the removal of uterine polyps through dilation and curettage is a few days, according to Mayo Clinic. Immediately following the operation, patients may need to rest for a few hours in a recovery room to allow the effects of the general anesthesia to wear off.
The medical staff monitors the patient for complications, says Mayo Clinic. Some patients experience light bleeding and cramping for a few days after the treatment. The spotting may last for about a week, according to UPMC, and the woman's menstrual period may arrive late or early.
The doctor instructs the woman when it is safe for her to resume sexual relations and use tampons, says Mayo Clinic.