What is Dilatation and Curettage (D&C)?
It is a short surgical procedure that is done to remove the placental tissues from the womb that are left behind after birth, miscarriage or after undergoing an abortion.
Does Dilatation and Curettage requires the use of anesthesia?
Yes, this process involves the use of anesthesia.
Why women require to undergo a Dilatation and Curettage?
There might be plenty of reasons behind a women requiring Dilation and Curettage. However, some of the very prominent reasons among them are
- To diagnose and cure heavy bleeding in women
- To probe into the reasons behind female infertility
- To remove placental tissues from the uterus that might be left behind after delivery, miscarriage or abortion.
- To treat abnormal uterine growths like fibroids, polyps or endometriosis
Is the Dilatation and Curettage process complicated?
The Dilatation and Curettage procedure is not complicated, in rare occasions complications may arise, not due to the procedure but due to the operation methods. There are chances of uterine perforation (hole in the uterus), tear in the cervix, uterine bleeding or the emergence of scary tissues. Chances of some allergies related to the use of anesthesia may also arise.
Most of these probable complications arise due to inefficient operative techniques. At Sridevi Fertility, we make sure we choose our best team of expert to handle a Dilatation and Curettage process. This reduces the chances of complications to a great extent. We have a detailed look at the patient’s past medical history to identify allergic issues that might have bothered her in the past.
How is Dilatation and Curettage done?
The dilation means ‘to open’; this process involves the opening or widening of the cervix to find the presence of any abnormal growth. A hysteroscope containing a camera is inserted through the cervix to get a magnified view of the interior of a woman’s womb. Curettage is performed to remove growths like fibroids, polyps or endometriosis with the help of a curette, a suction tube or any other specialized tools.
What is the duration of the hospital stay of the patient in case of Dilatation and Curettage?
Though it is completely a day care process, which is finished in less than 30 minutes, but the duration of the hospital stay depends upon the patient’s condition after the procedure. The doctor is the best judge in this scenario who can decide when the patient is fit enough to be released.
How is Dilatation and Curettage related to female infertility?
D&C or Dilatation and Curettage is used to probe into the uterus to find out the presence of benign growths that might prevent a woman from conceiving. This process is also used to investigate and cure endometriosis in women, which is one of most prominent reasons behind female infertility.
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