Dilation and curettage

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Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is a type of surgery used to diagnose and treat problems with woman's uterus.

During a D&C, a doctor will do these things:[1]

  • Give the woman anesthesia
  • Slowly dilate (widen) the cervix
  • Put a curette (a spoon-shaped tool with a sharp edge) into the uterus through the cervix
  • Use the curette to take out parts of the lining of the uterus.

A D&C can be used for many reasons. For example:[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mayo Clinic (February 15, 2014). "Dilation & Curettage (D&C)". www.mayoclinic.org. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dilation-and-curettage/basics/definition/prc-20013836. Retrieved December 13, 2015.