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

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

Comment from: bgaylz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I went into the hospital thinking I was going to have the NovaSure procedure, but my doctor give me a D&C. I had been bleeding twice every two weeks, but since the surgery I had one period, but there after I have not had a period.

Comment from: SusanMarina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

My doctor is recommending a D&C because my cervix is so tightly sealed, she is unable to obtain endometrial tissue for biopsy in the office without fear of hurting me beyond a cramp or two; she attempted the endometrial biopsy because my pap smear came back with an unusually high amount of endometrial cells.

Comment from: shamrocks18, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

My doctor ordered a D&C because I have been bleeding for 8 weeks and I have had an abnormal pap smear and an abnormal ultrasound and I also have cancer in my genes.

Comment from: crying, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I am scheduled for a D&C tomorrow to remove my baby. I went in for my ultrasound yesterday and found out the heart stopped beating. My body still thinks I am pregnant so they called it a missed miscarriage. I am devastated. When does this awful sad feeling go away?

Comment from: concerned, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

D&C was ordered by my doctor because the lining of my uterus was unusually thick. At my age the lining should be thinner.

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