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.

Related Questions

I had a dilation and curettage and my period stopped/ why?

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.

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!

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.

I have to have a dilation and curettage. What should I expect?

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.

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.
Many. D+c can be done with a variety of techniques. Can be mac/sedation helped with pudendal block, general, spinal. Depends on your health and aspiration risk, what you prefer, and anesthesiologist comfort level. You can discuss with your anesthesia provider your preferences.
Many. D+c can be done with a variety of techniques. Can be mac/sedation helped with pudendal block, general, spinal. Depends on your health and aspiration risk, what you prefer, and anesthesiologist comfort level. You can discuss with your anesthesia provider your preferences.
Usually general. In my hospital this is usually done under a light general anesthetic.

Why do you have to wait to become pregnant after dilation and curettage?

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!