Dilatation and Curettage / D&C

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Dilatation and Curettage - Pre-Op Preparations

Pre-operative Preparations are done prior to a Dilatation and Curettage procedure to improve the out come of surgery.


These are preparations, which are done prior to surgery to improve the out come of surgery.

  It can be done as day-surgery or may require an overnight stay in the hospital.

 It is recommended that the patient take nothing by mouth (food, water, etc.) for at least 6 hours before the scheduled operation or after midnight, if the operation is planned in the morning.

 Painkillers and antibiotics may be prescribed before the procedure.

 A sedative maybe useful to relieve the anxiety of surgery.

 The genital area may be shaved and prepared for the surgery.

 Before surgery or during the previous night a bath maybe advisable. While bathing thorough cleaning of the genital area with soap and water a few times can help in lowering the bacterial count and lessen the chances of any infection from surgery.

 An enema maybe administered to the patient prior to performing the surgery. Sometimes a laxative maybe given to clear the bowels prior to the surgery.


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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

jm711  Thursday, March 7, 2013
can anaphylaxis occur during dilatation and curretage due ton senseitization to died baby????????????
hebaeid  Thursday, February 23, 2012
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.
SindhuB  Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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