Dilatation and Curettage / D&C

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Dilatation and Curettage - Glossary

Spontaneous Abortion- It is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy.

Intermenstrual Bleeding- is bleeding from the uterus that occurs between menstrual periods.

Infertility- is the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.

Endometrial Polyps- are out growths from the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus.

Endometrial Cancer- is cancer that starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.

IUD- is Intra Uterine Device, which is a small plastic or copper device, placed inside the woman's uterus to prevent conception.

Therapeutic Abortion- is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)- It is the administration of medication containing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which is given to post menopausal women.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)-It is a clear, colorless liquid that bathes the central nervous system. It cushions the brain and provides nutrients to the brain.

Ultrasound Test- It is a radiology technique, which uses high- frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and structures of the body.

Lithotomy Position- Position in which the patient is on their back with the hips and knees flexed and the thighs apart. The position is often used for vaginal examinations and childbirth

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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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