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Fractional Dilation And Curettage
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
10-20 minutes: It takes longer to prepare than to do. Once you've received a light anesthetic (or local injection) it's under 5 minutes to measure the length of the cervix and dilate it. The curettage part takes another 3-5 minutes. If it's not pregnancy related, a camera (hysteroscopy) can be used to visualize the uterine cavity and this part can more than double the amount of time. ...Read more
Mild cramping: There will be mild cramping and perhaps some residual bleeding post-op. The cervix will be open after dilation and therefore there is a slight risk for infection if there are "visitors" in the vagina during the first post-op week. It was once considered a "minor " surgery, but of course "minor surgery" is what happens to someone else. ...Read more
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
Endometrium gone: The material expelled during a period is the lining of the womb. A D&C removes all the lining(down to the muscle layer) and often takes a few cycles to reform. ...Read more
3 months: 3 months is standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
You don't.: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower fertility rates than women who don't. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, you can determine when you feel ready to resume sexual activity. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth, neural tube and cardiac anomalies in your offspring! ...Read more
2-4 weeks at least.: Once 2-4 weeks have passed there are no restrictions to your activity. ...Read more
I had dilation and curettage last saturday and my hubby will becoming home on the 21st, is it possible to have sex
How soon can you become pregnant after dilation and curettage? How soon will your body start releasing eggs again?
After healing: Once the cervix and uterus have healed, intercourse with a condom is just fine. However, that healing process may take 1-2 weeks. Intercourse sooner than that may increase the chance of infection, whether you use a condom. ...Read more
Had dilation and curettage following miscarriage 5 days ago for past 3 days having unbelievable pain whilst moving bowels is this normal? Thanks
No: No. Call the gyn doc asap and tell her the symptoms and get checked. ...Read more
24 - 48 hours: Provided you feel comfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
4 to 6 weeks: The period will return in 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: You should expect a period within 4-6 weeks; you might experience some spotting or light bleeding during this time. ...Read more
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
No "minor" GA: There is such thing as "minor surgery", but there is no such thing as "minor general anesthesia". ...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
How soon after a dilation ans cutterage will my menrual return? I had a d and c one week ago, bleeding had stopped. Now I am bleeding again.
Gum pus: This means that there is a bacterial infection that needs appropriate therapy. ...Read more
Having a chronically avulsed fragment from my navicular excised and curettage to remove arthritic changes. Is this a long recovery?
I think if your : Having a surgery the recovery time should have already been discussed with you by your doctor. All questions relating to a planned surgery should ideally be answered before the procedure is scheduled. We don't know the size of the fragment being avulsed, nor what is meant by "arthritic changes removed" .....this question is best answered by your surgeon. ...Read more
I'm going to have a curettage operation tomorrow and I want to know if I have to stay in bed afterwards and the after effect of the operation.
Where?: Where are you having this operation and how extensive? Although it is common, the diagnoses and failed remedies prior to operation could help decide recovery period. Thanks. ...Read more
Goo yes...no bad...:
The good effects of having curettage on one or more teeth is that you are removing bad tissues around the tooth and allowing new good tissue to grow in.
Sort of getting rid of bad, infected tissue.
The bad effect of curettage is that there may be some pain following it. That depends on how extensive you were cleaned and what your pain tolerance is.
Earl. ...Read more
Inactive endometrium with stromal breakdown.
No evidence of hyperplasia or neoplasia. What does this diagnosis?
Unknown: There is not information here to comment. I would schedule a follow up visit with the doctor treating you to confirm the treatment plan and to discuss all of your options. General anesthesia is the most comfortable anesthetic method for a D an C. An epidural or spinal are other options. ...Read more
Curette: As partly implied by the name itself, curettage is done with a curette. ...Read more