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Dilation and curettage

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Don't understand: There can normally be some pain after a d&c. Glad to be more helpful if you clarify what you are asking!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Failed pregnancy: Usually for failed early pregnancy such as first-trimester miscarriage. It's sometimes used as a diagnostic tool for non-pregnant women with irregular ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Depends.: It depends on your insurance (or lack thereof), the setting in which it is performed and any additional testing or complications. On average, i would ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bailey
73 years experience General Practice
About 20 mins: The first step, dilation of the uterus, usually takes about 10 minutes. The second step, hysteroscopy (use of a endoscope that allows the physician to ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mild cramping: There will be mild cramping and perhaps some residual bleeding post-op. The cervix will be open after dilation and therefore there is a slight risk fo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends why: Often a d & c may be done under sedation with Propofol and other meds such as versed or fentanyl. The gyn doctor may use local anesthesia around the c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: an endometrial ablation might be useful, or progesterone medication treatment. In some cases bleeding that persists may need a hysterectomy, please d ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Endometrium gone: The material expelled during a period is the lining of the womb.A D&C removes all the lining(down to the muscle layer) and often takes a few cycles to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
3 months: 3 months is standard.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
You don't.: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower f ... Read More
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