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Dilatation and Curettage - D&C and Beyond

Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) is a life saving procedure to control the abnormal bleeding after a spontaneous or incomplete abortion.



In general, the number of D&Cs being performed has declined over the years. This procedure is no longer done to regulate abnormal bleeding patterns in women. Most of these problems are now managed with hormone-based medications. Ultrasound is, likewise, playing a greater role in helping to evaluate the uterus without surgery.

Procedures, such as endometrial pipelle biopsy, that remove a deeper layer of the womb lining, seem to be more effective and are often used as an alternative to D&C, particularly with women who have suspected endometrial cancer. But where indicated, like for example, after an incomplete abortion, it is definitely life saving.

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jm711 

im post d/c im heaving pain and cramps i dont know whats going it looks like im having post partum blues i fell ike im alone

hebaeid 

can anaphylaxis occur during dilatation and curretage due ton senseitization to died baby????????????

SindhuB 

i had a d&C for a 5 week 3 days pregnancy. everything is normal. bled for four days and dr has prescribed birth control pills for 21 days. My problem is that my waist size has increased and when can i expect my periods to come.

SAKURA 

NICE, ANSWER TO MY QUESTION

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