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Is anesthesia required for dilation and curettage?

Is anesthesia required for dilation and curettage?

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 cervix. If it's an emergency situation where the patient doesn't have an empty stomach, if the patient is extremely obese, or if there is heavy bleeding, general anesthesia may be safest. The ob/gyn and anes doctors will decide the best plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
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Dilation And Curettage (Definition)

Dilatation and Curettage, known as a D and C, is a common procedure where the cervix is dilated and the doctor will clear the uterus of pregnancy tissue. It can be performed in the office or in an outpatient procedure center. It is done under sedation ...Read more


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Dilation and curettage (d&c) pain?

Dilation and curettage (d&c) pain?

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! ...Read more

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What is a dilation and curettage done for?

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 bleeding. There are other reasons as well. ...Read more

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What's dilation and curettage average cost?

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 guesstimate it ranges in the several hundreds of us dollars to little over a thousand $ as co-payment. ...Read more

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What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more

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Cramping and bleeding 4 days after biopsy and endocervical curettage?

Cramping and bleeding 4 days after biopsy and endocervical curettage?

Normal: The biopsy and curettage bleeding may have been from the endocervical canal and biopsy site causing delayed bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an endometrial biopsy and an endocervical curetage?

What are the differences between an endometrial biopsy and an endocervical curetage?

Different: Endometrial biopsy is a biopsy of the lining of the uterus, done to detect endometrial polyps, hyperplasia or cancer . Endocervical currttage is scrapping from inside of the cervix usually done for abnormal pap smear to diagnose cervical dysplasia or cancer. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to undergo a dilatation & curettage after a lost pregnacy?

Is it necessary to undergo a dilatation & curettage after a lost pregnacy?

Not always: Early miscarriages of less than 6 to 8 weeks sometimes do not retain products of conception obviating the d & c. Always check with your ob-gyn md for examination post miscarriage to determine the necessity of d & c or not. ...Read more

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Can the cervix grow back/go back to full strength after a laser cone removal of CIN grade 2 moderate abnormal cell changes procedure? Thx

Can the cervix grow back/go back to full strength after a laser cone removal of CIN grade 2 moderate abnormal cell changes procedure? Thx

Conization: The risk of preterm delivery is increased after a laser conization. You may interpret the fact that not a l l women after a laser conization experience preterm deliveries as an indication that in these cases the cervix grew back to full strength. There is no test available that would tell in advance if the cervix regained full strength. ...Read more

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Is watery discharge normal along with cryosurgery of the cervix?

Is watery discharge normal along with cryosurgery of the cervix?

YOUR doc should: Have told u everything to expect afterward like i always do with my pts ! that is the most common thing afterward , is watery discharge from 2- 10 days that is caused by the dead cells sluffing off after they have been frozen, if the discharge starts to smell or you start to get uterine pain or cramps afterward, you need to call your gyn as rarely u could get an infection afterward. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?

I had d and c and hysterscopy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Does hysteroacopy detect cancer during procedure or only when removed tissue is analyzed?

No, it may suggest: No, tissue is needed for diagnosis. Irregularity, nodules or masses on hysteroscopy may suggest likely cancer but rissue analysis by a pathologist is required both to tell what type and grade and prognosis of cancer and to screen out benign causses of irregularity or nodular mass. ...Read more

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Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Not Temporary: Chagas disease is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It can cause aortic dilation aka aneurysm. Once dilation happens it is not temporary. Close monitoring needed. ...Read more

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Can I do full bikini laser hair removal after 2 weeks of my dilatation and curtage?

Can I do full bikini laser hair removal after 2 weeks of my dilatation and curtage?

Ask your OB/GYN dr.: You want to make sure that your area is not sensitive or inflammed from having the d and c done. So check with your ob/gyn. If you are still recovering, you may be more sensitive to the heat of the laser depending on what part of the bikini area you are lasering. So for best comfort, make sure you are at least 3-4 weeks out before doing it, in case you have discharge coming out too. ...Read more

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What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?

What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?

Cervix : At 20 weeks is a regular size cervix that is unaffected by braxton hicks contractions . They are just practice contractions and nothing to be afraid of. They are normal ! ...Read more

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What is cervical blockage? And endometrial insufficiency?

What is cervical blockage? And endometrial insufficiency?

Infertility terms: Cervical blockage is anything that can block the cervix, presumably blocking the entrance of sperm to the uterus. This can be from polyps, fibroids, or scarring from prior procedures on the cervix. Endometrial insufficiency is a thin lining of the uterus, not being able to sustain an implanted embryo. Both are uncommon for most women trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to bleed after curettage and whether it indicates some complications caused curettage as cervical stenosis or Asherman's syndrome?

Is it normal not to bleed after curettage and whether it indicates some complications caused curettage as cervical stenosis or Asherman's syndrome?

Period : While some people may have bleeding spotting in the first few days after surgery it's not necessary to do so. Some bleeding would be perfectly normal but a lack of bleeding would be even better. What you're looking for this for a return of your normal menstrual cycle during the following month. ...Read more

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Will the combination of retroverted uterine, resection of 7cm proximal rectum & thinning of rectalvaginal septum cause trouble for pregnancy/delivery?

Will the combination of retroverted uterine, resection of 7cm proximal rectum & thinning of rectalvaginal septum cause trouble for pregnancy/delivery?

Possibly: You are at risk for trauma to the perineum such as tears and thinning. This mainly applies to the delivery, otherwise there should be no problems from this. ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated?

How is the cervix dilated?

Contractions: The contracting smooth muscle of the uterus applies a downward force on the opening of the fibrous tissue of the cervix causing it to expand and "dilate'. ...Read more

Curettage (Definition)

The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by ...Read more