In the D & C procedure (also known as the dilation and curettage procedure), the cervix, which is at the lower and narrow part of the uterus, is dilated to scrape the uterine lining with a curette to remove abnormal tissues in your uterus.
The D and C procedure is also considered a therapeutic or a diagnostic procedure to understand the reason for abnormal or excessive uterine bleeding, detect cancer, or even understand the reasons for infertility.
The reason for abnormal uterine bleeding is the presence of abnormal tissues such as fibroids or tumors that develop in the uterus, also known as myomas, and cancer of the uterus. Tissues extracted through the D and C procedure are examined under a microscope. Abnormal uterine bleeding may also be because of a hormone imbalance, or it may present as a disorder in women approaching menopause or who have already reached menopause.
The D and C method has a suction that removes the uterine contents. The same D and C procedure removes the fetus and other tissues that have not passed naturally after a miscarriage. If these foreign tissues are not removed from your uterus, there are chances of infection and heavy bleeding. There may be many other reasons, such as:
The D and C will be performed only after your doctor determines the type of D and C procedure you require. Some D and C procedures are performed while you are asleep under the influence of general anesthesia. A team of expert surgeons, doctors, physicians, lab technicians, and nurses at Dr Komala’s Women Clinic will carefully review and understand your requirements and help you heal.
After the procedure, your recovery depends on the type of procedure and anesthesia administered during surgery. Doctors may recommend you stay at the hospital for at least 2-3 days after the surgery, and they will monitor your recovery.
If you experience any side effects or symptoms, it is best that you speak with your doctor immediately. The indicators may be:
At Komala’s Women Clinic, we understand that every medical requirement needs to be treated with utmost professionalism and care. A team of expert doctors, surgeons, rehabilitators, nurses, lab technicians, etc., from our Gynaecology department performs various surgeries. Our state-of-the-art hospital comprises modern techniques and methods to offer the best possible treatment to every patient for a better and healthier life.
If a woman experiences unexplained uterine bleeding, she may undergo the D and C procedure where the doctor will be able to find the reasons for unexplained bleeding.
Your next period may be either, too late or early.
It is recommended to not to perform any sexual activity very soon after a D and C. Consult your doctor after a few days and then only proceed with it.
Doctors usually have patients stay at the hospital for a couple of days after surgery to monitor their condition and aid recovery.