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What is a d&e?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Surgical procedure

A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation.
It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure.

In brief: Surgical procedure

A d&e stands for dilation and evacuation.
It is a procedure done in an operating room to remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus after the first trimester. In the first trimester it is called a D&C (dilation and curettage). This can be to treat a late miscarriage or bleeding placenta previa, or as an elective procedure.
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Done after 14 weeks

It is a procedure where the contents of the uterus are removed after 14 weeks.
It would be done if someone were having a termination or if someone had a miscarriage after 14 weeks.

In brief: Done after 14 weeks

It is a procedure where the contents of the uterus are removed after 14 weeks.
It would be done if someone were having a termination or if someone had a miscarriage after 14 weeks.
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