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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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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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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'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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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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Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Underwent dilatation for abortion-- will cause infertility?

Not likely: While there have been some reports linking D&C to incompetent cervix, an uncomplicated abortion shouldn't impact fertility. ...Read more

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Crl32.3at9w5d.Spotting from 13may.Internalexam showed spotting is from the cervix.Can this lead to any pregnant complications like cervix dilation early?

Crl32.3at9w5d.Spotting from 13may.Internalexam showed spotting is from the cervix.Can this lead to any pregnant complications like cervix dilation early?

Possibly: I assume that you are still quite early in your pregnancy, that the sonogram has shown a fetal heartbeat, and that the spotting is still present. Serial ultrasounds documenting fetal growth and a heart beat is important - as is avoidance of strenuous activity and intercourse. The main risk here is, hopefully not, a miscarriage. Dilation of the cervix is a risk that is seen later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of miscarriages?

Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of  miscarriages?

Possibly: Miscarriage may be increased if the leep resulted in a shortened incompetent cervix. Cryotherapy won't increase miscarriage but can make conception more difficult if it affected cervical mucus production. ...Read more

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I had a dilation and curretage on may the 8th due to blighted ovum when does the bleeding stop?

I had a dilation and curretage on may the 8th due to blighted ovum when does the bleeding stop?

Usually : Mostly the bleeding stops in a few days. If the bleeding is prolonged then have your doc check HCG levels and make sure that they are falling and that the tissue is all removed. Sometimes it takes longer, until the HCG levels are back to zero. Talk to your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Medicine abortion can be done up to which week of pregnancy? Or till what week of pregnancy medicine abortion is advised over surgical abortion?

Medicine abortion can be done up to which week of pregnancy? Or till what week of pregnancy medicine abortion is advised over surgical abortion?

Mifepristone: Med and surgical abortion are both safe methods. Med ab is less effective though the farther along you are. The max at most places is 7 weeks, though dinner institutions will go up to 8 weeks gestation. Sometimes with medical abortion, the uterus will be incompletely emptied and will need surgical completion, about 2-5%. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


Curettage (Definition)

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