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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

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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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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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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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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After surgery to remove lymphatic vessels associated with the removal of a melanoma, what condidtion can be expected?

After surgery to remove lymphatic vessels associated with the removal of a melanoma, what condidtion can be expected?

Lymphedema: After removing lymph nodes from the axilla (armpit) or groin for melanoma, the biggest risk is lymphedema or swelling of the extremity. This is more common in the leg than the arm. It can occur shortly after surgery or years later and prevention involves some lifestyle changes. It can be managed in most cases with physical therapy, massage and compression garments. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Yes.: Phlebectomy (microphlebectomy) is often routinely performed in conjunction with GSV ablation. These procedures are done under local and tumescent anesthesia and are usually done in the office. Both of these procedures can also be performed independent of each other. ...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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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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What are the benefits and risks of having an open presacral neurectomy done for stage 3-4 endometriosis with 4 previous laps. Removing endo&adh.?

What are the benefits and risks of having an open presacral neurectomy done for stage 3-4 endometriosis with 4 previous laps. Removing endo&adh.?

Pain reduction: A pre-sacral neurectomy will not cure your endometriosis. However, by cutting some of the sensory nerves to the pelvis, it will decrease the amount of pain you expirience, particularly during your menstrual period. ...Read more

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Ent stated risk of synechiae and stenosis for surgery to remove ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction. How likely the risks?

Ent stated risk of synechiae and stenosis for surgery to remove ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction. How likely the risks?

Applies to all: Any nasal or sinus surgery includes the risk of scar bands in the nose(synechiae) but this is quite rare in a well performed operation. Even if it occurs, many can be easily lysed(cut) in the office post-op. So, not really a big concern. Stenosis of what? The nostril can narrow, the sinus cavity can narrow, so not sure what she/he was referring to there. Get more details. ...Read more

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Waht are the complications of an inadvertent dural puncture with epidural anesthesia?

Waht are the complications of an inadvertent dural puncture with epidural anesthesia?

Level?: Most frequent complication is spinal headache which can be treated with epidural blood patch. If the epidural placement is above lumbar level, although very low risk, spinal cord can be penetrated, which can cause neuro deficit. If epidural catheter placed and migrates to spinal space severe hypotension or complete spinal can occur and it can require control of the airway until spinal wears off. ...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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What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

What are the risks associated with a repeat c-section after laboring in attemp of vbac?

Infection, bleeding.: An urgent or emergent repeat cesarean section after failed trial of labor in women with a prior cesarean section can be a very morbid procedure with high risk for infection, fever, bleeding, transfusion, injury to the bladder, ureters, bowel, possible hysterectomy and infertility. A prelabor repeat c-section is infinitely safer and more controlled - and is a much preferable choice. ...Read more

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Should I do dilatation and curettage if miscarriage?

Should I do dilatation and curettage if miscarriage?

Depends.: D&c is not mandatory after miscarriage - that would depend on how far along the pregnancy was when it was lost, whether you have fibroids, hematologic disorders or other medical problems. Altaernative options: Misoprostol to induce abortion and expectant management. ...Read more

Curettage (Definition)

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