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How long does the dilation and curettage take?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Christopher Bailey
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: About 20 mins

The first step, dilation of the uterus, usually takes about 10 minutes.
The second step, hysteroscopy (use of a endoscope that allows the physician to examine inside the uterus) and then curettage (scraping or scooping with a special tool called a curette to remove the contents of the uterus) takes an additional 10 minutes.

In brief: About 20 mins

The first step, dilation of the uterus, usually takes about 10 minutes.
The second step, hysteroscopy (use of a endoscope that allows the physician to examine inside the uterus) and then curettage (scraping or scooping with a special tool called a curette to remove the contents of the uterus) takes an additional 10 minutes.
Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey
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