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Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Precautions and steps to recovery after a d&c for missed miscarriage?

Sorry for your loss: If you are not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want as you can tolerate. If u r still having pain or excessive bleeding, then don't force it. Often, after 1 wk you should feel back to normal. Check with doc if too much pain/bleeding still because of possible infection etc...
Good luck to you! ...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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I had some biopsies taken, a D&C and cervix quarterized...is this type of recovery still sounding normal? Many thanks

I had some biopsies taken, a D&C and cervix quarterized...is this type of recovery still sounding normal? Many thanks

Unclear!: What type of recovery do you mean? Your question does not say. There is a 150 character limit, so ask again. Be brief but complete, please. ...Read more

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How long should discharge last after a d & c?

How long should discharge last after a d & c?

Depends: It's normal to have discharge every day of our cycle. What's not normal is discharge that smells funny/foul or hyst causes itching or irritation. After a d;c there can be old blood from procedure that makes discharge light brown. After a normal period you'll likely feel normal again. See md if you're worried. ...Read more

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How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

How long doe's it take recover from a d&c - hysteroscopy?

Couple days: This is usually done under light sedation or general anesthesia. It's a simple procedure and pain-wise, recovery is not too bad with mild cramps & spotting. If you need to recover from gen anesthesia, it may take 1-2 days. We sometimes also perform endometrial ablations if permanent sterilization has been done. This may eliminate bleeding & recovery is usually the same. Discuss it with your gyn. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to horseback riding after a d&c?

How long should I wait to return to horseback riding after a d&c?

Normal Activity: Normal activities except vaginal intercourse can usually be resumed immediately after a D & C if there is no excessive bleeding ...Read more

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I had a D&C on July 22 2016 how long should I wait before I can masturbate?

I had a D&C on July 22 2016 how long should I wait before I can masturbate?

Call your surgeon: Your surgeon will know of any complications with the D & C and whether your request has validity or not. ...Read more

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After a d&c how long should i wait to get pregnant?

After a d&c how long should i wait to get pregnant?

2-3 Weeks: The traditional waiting period is 2-3 cycles after a D&C to become pregnant. This gives the body time to heal and the patient time to grieve over their loss. However, there is not a large body of evidence demonstrating that immediate pregancy carries additional risk. ...Read more

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How do they do a d& c? Must you go to hospital and hoe long will you stay there?

How do they do a d& c? Must you go to hospital and hoe long will you stay there?

A fairly simple procedure.: You are sedated first with some anesthesia. The cervix is dilated so that an instrument will fit inside the uterus. Then a instrument called a curette is introduced into the body of the uterus and carefully scrapes the inside lining. This is normally a pretty straightforward outpatient procedure however you could have complications such as bleeding or perforation of the uterus. ...Read more

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Is 3 weeks too long to wait to have a d&c/hysteroscopy done when my endometrium is 24.5mm thick? Is this urgent?

Is 3 weeks too long to wait to have a d&c/hysteroscopy done when my endometrium is 24.5mm thick? Is this urgent?

Have D&C asap: There are many factors to consider here, but if you have been having abnormal bleeding, with a lining that thick, you need to have the procedure done as soon as possible. Not an emergency, but not something you want to put off for several months. ...Read more

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I had a d&c 4 weeks ago how long after should I expect my period?

I had a d&c 4 weeks ago how long after should I expect my period?

Hopefully in 2 wks: Most women will have their menstrual cycles return somewhere between two and six weeks after a D&C or vacuum aspiration. But the exact length of time for return of period after D&C will vary by the person, of course, and possibly by how far along the pregnancy was at the time of the miscarriage ...Read more

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After a D&C, how long does it take for HcG levels to return to normal?

After a D&C, how long does it take for HcG levels to return to normal?

Varies from woman: to woman depending on the dates of your D&C- I would suggest 2-4 weeks would be accurate. ...Read more

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How long should it take for hCG levels to go down after you have a d&c?

Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. Generally, the level will go down quite rapidly and should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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How long after a d&c am I able to get pregnant again ? I have had sex about 4 times in the last week and my d&c was on may 1.

How long after a d&c am I able to get pregnant again ? I have had sex about 4 times in the last week and my d&c was on may 1.

3 months.: Typically, it is suggested that you wait to become pregnant for about three months so that your uterus will have time to heal and rebuild itself. ...Read more

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I had a d & c for abnormal bleeding...my last two periods were really early, is this normal? How long to get cycles regulated again?

Postop visit: A D and C would not affect the timing of the cycles except for the first one. I would speak with the surgeon who did your D and C. They would know why you had a D and C in the first place. They would also be able to evaluate the pathology report and surgical findings. Depending on your fertility plans various treatment options could be considered ...Read more

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I had a d&c 4 weeks ago following a miscarriage. And I have no sign of a period how long is it usually will you get a period after a d&c?

I had a d&c 4 weeks ago following a miscarriage. And I have no sign of a period how long is it usually will you get a period after a d&c?

2-6 weeks: It's different for every woman, but on average it takes somewhere between 2-6 weeks to have a period after a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Prolonged menstrual bleeding? My girlfriend, thirty eight, no children, has had prolonged menstrual bleeding, 3 months. She went through a similar incident years ago which was taken care of by a d&c, and her doctor seems to think she will have to do so ag

Prolonged menstrual bleeding? My girlfriend, thirty eight, no children, has had prolonged menstrual bleeding, 3 months. She went through a similar incident years ago which was taken care of by a d&c, and her doctor seems to think she will have to do so ag

Yes, : Yes, her feelings are very understandable in that situation. Besides the obvious stress from bleeding for three months, she most likely has a hormonal imbalance. Please have her tell her doctor her symptoms immediately so that he is aware and can get her help. ...Read more

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I had a d&c 4 weeks ago how long after the hCG has left my system will i ovulate or get my period?

I had a d&c 4 weeks ago how long after the hCG has left my system will i ovulate or get my period?

Delayed period: After a miscarriage or d;c, HCG levels begin to fall. They do not fall quickly, though, and they continue to suppress your next cycle. The first period after such an event will be delayed, probably by 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after i got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet

I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after i got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet

See details: Assuming that you are not pregnant, d&c's rarely provide long term correction of bleeding problems. They are helpful at stopping bleeding quickly and diagnosing some endometrial disorders, but they will not correct bleeding from hormonal disorders or structural causes such as polyps and fibroids. I would recommend additional evaluation if a specific cause has not been determined. ...Read more

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I had a d&c 2 weeks ago and I am still spotting brown discharge. How long could it be until I get a normal period?

I had a d&c 2 weeks ago and I am still spotting brown discharge. How long could it be until I get a normal period?

Spotting D&C: Most women restart their period cycle within 6 weeks. The brownish spotting isn't worrisome sounding. ...Read more