Patient Comments: Dilation and Curettage (D&C) - Treatments

Question:Why did your doctor order your D&C?

Comment from: Beverly, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I am 73 and have been having frequent urination and difficult bm's. I start to notice blood spots on my underwear and went in for a checkup. The doctor was unable to enter the uterus due to swelling so I am scheduled for a d&c. I will be glad to have this procedure done so I can deal with the uterus in case it is cancer. My overall health is very good although I am over weight and have post polio syndrome.

Comment from: nanthony, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I had retained placental fragments following the delivery of my 3rd child. I went in for a D and C, and 5 minutes after being discharged from the PACU, I started hemorrhaging, and ended up having to be admitted into the hospital to control the bleeding (with medication.) Now I am walking on egg shells hoping it doesn't happen again!

Comment from: Jackie, 25-34 (Patient) Published: May 13

I had a DNC done because I was having abnormal bleeding. I also had a multiloculated 5cm cyst removed at the same time. I have very little pain and things seem good so far. Hopefully, this will take care of the abnormal bleeding.

Comment from: Rani, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

I started bleeding heavily and irregularly 5 months ago. I thought it might be perimenopause as I am 44 years old. I kept bleeding on and off, and had bouts of heavy bleeding with lots of clots. My ob/gyn ordered a transvaginal ultrasound from which an endometrial fibroid was diagnosed. I began feeling extremely tired and finally landed in the ER with a hemoglobin count of 6.9 and extremely low iron. I ended up in the hospital for one week, during which I received a blood transfusion (4 units) and iron intravenously. I did have a hysteroscopic myomectomy at which time the ob/gyn also performed a D&C to get samples of the endometrium and to help alleviate my heavy bleeding.

Comment from: suetbandit, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

At 49 years of age, after not having a period for 9 months and thinking I was in menopause, I started bleeding extremely heavily. This went on for 7 weeks. After 2 trips to the E.R., a uterine biopsy (neg) and 2 ultrasounds showing my endometrial lining at 21 and 19, I had a D & C yesterday. The worst part for me is the sore throat from the anesthesia, but it feels like heaven to have the cramping and heavy bleeding gone! I love my doctor!!

Comment from: BrokenHearted, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I will have a DNC tomorrow because I miscarried at 6 weeks and my body isn't naturally taking care of it.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I am 63 years old. I have gone through menopause. For about l0 years I have had scanty to regular periods with migraine headaches. Doctors became concerned a few wk ago. I had an ultra sound showing the lining of uterus at 15. Normal is about 5-6 - 2 biopsy taken came out clean as same with pap test. However obgyn doctor insists there is about a 25% chance I have cancer. Going tomorrow for D&C.

Comment from: Jomy , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

My doctor suggested D&C because I had continuous bleeding for more than 40 days after my second child. The ultra sound scan showed a bulky uterus and a thick endometriosis.

Comment from: Babypie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I received my d and c because my baby died at 6 1/2 weeks and my body wasn't expelling it naturally.

Comment from: triathelete, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I am post-menopausal and experienced some bleeding. My doctor took tissue samples and ordered a sonogram. After the tissue was analyzed, my doctor prescribed an oral medication (progesterone) to promote shedding of the tissue. A subsequent sonogram indicated more thickening of the uterine tissue (9 centimeters) than my doctor expected, so my doctor decided to do the D and C rather than wait 3 months for the medication to run its course.

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