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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'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 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 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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Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?

Will tiny anastomosis leak after a colon resection heal after two or more weeks of Invanz & TPN, along with colon resting?

Complex : If it is tiny, it should most likely resolve as the omentum seals it. Usually with a leak, bowel rest with TPN, antibiotics for a short period (not established) 2-4 weeks and +\- percutaneous drainage have obviates the need for further surgery if the leak is tiny. Usually this requires a follow up CT study with oral contrast. This depends on many factors. (ID prespective) - may need surgery p ...Read more

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What is the average duration of a laparotomy with removal of adhesions and endo lesions including a presacral neurectomy in a stage 3 endo patient?

What is the average duration of a laparotomy with removal of adhesions and endo lesions including a presacral neurectomy in a stage 3 endo patient?

Varies: Endometriosis is a chronic condition. Most manage the syndrome medically. If surgery is required, most prefer laparoscopy over an open laparotomy. Lysis of adhesions may be brief or extensive. Pre sacral neurectomy is a complicated procedure which should be done as a last resort, by common opinion. Talk with your provider. Ask about recurrence, complications and success rates. Hang in there. ...Read more

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What is the expected recovery time and lifting limitation following a PNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) assuming no complications?

What is the expected recovery time and lifting limitation following a PNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) assuming no complications?

Depends: Depends on the skill of the urologist and type of anesthesia used and other medical conditions you may have. Ask this question of your urologist who knows you best. ...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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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 can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

What can I expect during the recovery from surgery for removal of a spermatocele?

SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more

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Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration.  What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Minimal: In-office laser treatment generally does not require much recovery or limitations. Always check with your surgeon about his/her specific requests for your well-being, such as heavy lifting, or use of any eyedrops. ...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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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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Fiberoid surgery how long is the operation and sucess rate without uteras removal..

Fiberoid surgery how long is the operation and sucess rate without uteras removal..

Depends:: Many factors are involved: how many fibroids, size of fibroids, location of fibroids. Then the approach to the surgery, open surgery (laparotomy), laparoscopic (key hole surgery, or endoscopic), robotic myomectomy (laparoscopy with robot doing the surgery under command of your surgeon), hysteroscopic surgery (surgery in the uterus via a camera) no abdominal incisions. ...Read more

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How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Although there are always risks, in experienced hands these risks are very low. Depending on the size/ tenacity of the tumor, patients generally go home in 1-3 days. They should be awake and alert within an hour or two after the surgery. Pain is low. ...Read more

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Will constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having operation to strip?

Will constrictive pericardium's symptoms return after having operation to strip?

Possible: Yes it is possible. If the pericardium was not totally stripped then there is a potential for recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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For cervical discectomy, what is the operation length and recovery time?

For cervical discectomy, what is the operation length and recovery time?

One hour, 3 months: The surgery is usually about an hour. It takes about 3 months to fully recover. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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How is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

How  is recovery from surgery for rectal prolapse?

Not bad: It partly depends on how bad the prolapse was and how well the muscles that control bowel movements are working. Generally pain is not bad and the main issues are managing diet and laxatives to achieve a good result. Results are pretty good but not perfect. Over time constipation and incontinence might continue to be somewhat of a problem. ...Read more

Curettage (Definition)

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