A 44-year-old member asked:

After a dilation and curettage, can u have sex with a condom?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
After healing: Once the cervix and uterus have healed, intercourse with a condom is just fine. However that healing process may take 1-2 weeks. Intercourse sooner than that may increase the chance of infection, whether or not you use a condom.
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Is anesthesia required for dilation and curettage?
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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 43-year-old member asked:
How long does the dilation and curettage take?
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A 32-year-old member asked:
I have to have a dilation and curettage. What should I expect?
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