Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Center

Dilation and curettage (D and C or D & C), is a surgery procedure in which the cervix is expanded (dilated) enough to permit the cervical canal and uterine lining to be scraped with a spoon-shaped instrument call a curette (curettage). Recovery time for D and C is about 2 weeks. Usually, a D & C is performed to determine the cause of abnormal vaginal bleeding. Examples of other reasons include endometiral biopsy and to remove tissue after a misscariage or abortion. Read more: Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Article

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