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Dilatation 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What's the normal/average size of the cervix @ 20 weeks? Can braxton hicks contractions dilate, shorten, or efface it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the combination of retroverted uterine, resection of 7cm proximal rectum & thinning of rectalvaginal septum cause trouble for pregnancy/delivery?
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