Dilation and Curettage

Dilation and Curettage, also know as a D and C or uterine scraping, is a procedure to scrape and collect tissue from inside the uterus.

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How easily can you get pregnant after a cone biopsy and dnc?

You can get pregnant very quickly...because your cervix is still open after a D&C. you should wait at least 2 weeks.

I am about to have a cone biopsy next week. My DR has told me no intercourse for 6 weeks. (Same goes for using tampons and having a bath, only showers during this time.) I have one child but would like to conceive another. Apparently the chances of late miscarriage and the possibility of the cervix opening too soon during pregnancy are increased after a cone biopsy. Sometimes a stitch is placed in the cervix and taken out at 37 weeks to reduce the chance of having a pre-term baby. Cesarean Sections are also more common after cone biopsy. I have heard many stories of women carrying babies to full term after a cone biopsy. Every case is different and I think it may also depend on how much of the cervix is removed for biopsy and the length of the individuals cervical canal.

You should take a lot of time to let your body heal before you get pregnant. I had a cone done a month after I had my son and then eight months after that I was pregnant with my daughter and I am 30 weeks and she has already dropped into my pelvis head down and they hope she stays there until two more weeks. As for the pregnancy it has been very hard. At 19 weeks I had to go into surgery to have a cervical cerclage done. I was in the hospital for a week because the medication they gave me made my daughter sick and it makes it really hard for you and the baby. I don't mean to scare you or bring you down but I just thought you could learn from someone who has gone through it and know how it feels. Good Luck and I hope that everything works out great for you.

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What is the purpose of Bariatric surgery?

Bariatric surgery promotes weight loss by changing the digestive system's anatomy, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and digested.

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What is the purpose of dilatation and curettage?

commonly used to obtain tissue for microscopic evaluation to rule out cancer. D and C may also be used to diagnose and treat heavy menstrual bleeding, and to diagnose endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids.

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Dilatation and Curettage to help have a baby?

Not sure what you mean since this is a procedure to abort or clean out the uterus after a miscarriage.

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Should your doctor have performed a D and C if you miscarried at three weeks?

Your doctor was right in not giving you a D&C. As you were only three weeks pregnant when you had your miscarriage, the baby would have bled out of you and nothing would have been left inside you. D&C's are usually given to women who have miscarriages when they have carried the baby for at least 6 weeks. As you only carried it for half of that time, it was not necessary. All I can advise you to do is not to worry but to rest and grieve, support your partner as he is grieving too and let him know how you are feeling. Once you have completed your grieving period, you will begin to feel better.

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Does every miscarriage require a D and C?

No, as long as you pass all of the tissue from the pregnancy then you won't need a D&C, usually if it's a very early miscarriage then you won't need one. Only your doctor can decide if it's needed or not, through a series of blood tests, ultrasounds, or both. If you get a fever or other odd symptoms during or soon after a miscarriage you should seek medical help as you may have retained tissues and have an infection that needs attention.

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If you have endometriosis and have just miscarried at seven-and-a-half weeks should you get a DNC done to make sure it does not cause any problems?

D & C stands for Dilatation and Curettage, which is a dilation of the cervix and cleaning out of the uterus. Most miscarriages do not need a D & C done afterwards, and having endometriosis has nothing to do with it. You only need a D & C after a miscarriage if you continue to bleed or cramp, indicating there is still part of the pregnancy that needs to be removed.

I am very sorry for your loss, but don't give up hope! Endrometriosis is common and I've had it (very badly in my 30s) and found out it left scarring. It would be wise to have your doctor send you to a specialist. Scarring can be removed if the specialist feels this is what is needed so you can get pregnant.

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What happens if a woman had a miscarriage requiring a DNC but did not even reailze she had been pregnant?

If you are asking what happens to the woman that miscarries (needing a DNC) but was unaware she was pregnant; the answer is simple. The fact that she didn't realize she was pregnant is really moot, because whether she knew or not, a miscarriage happens for a reason. In general, regardless of her knowledge of the pregnancy, she would have miscarried anyway. As far as what happens? If the woman has miscarried, a DNC (more properly 'D&C', from the technical terms "dilation and curettage") is performed to insure the inner lining of the uterus is free of any residual tissue. If left untreated, or without the DNC, infection can set in, in addition to the terrible cramps this woman will experience from the body's natural process of trying to slough off the tissue, which is the cause of cramping. Also, in the event the tissue tears abnormally, into the uterine wall, hemorrhage could erupt. Which left untreated could be fatal. I'm not a doctor, but I've been there, many years ago. Many of the herbs used to cause a miscarriage can also be used to complete a miscarriage and avoid unnecessary surgery that may traumatize the uterus. A D&C can increase the risk of future miscarriages, so many women having fertility difficulties may prefer to use herbs as the most appropriate initial treatment after miscarriage.

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How many weeks long is a normal pregnancy?

A normal pregnancy is usually 40 weeks long.

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What is the medical Term meaning DNC after miscarriage?

More correctly known as a D and C meaning dilatation and curettage, it's a surgical procedure that literally scrapes out the uterus, removing the remnents of the aborted fetus' amniotic sac and other uteral material of the pregnancy.

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Why is debridement used?

Debridement speeds the healing of pressure ulcers, burns, and other wounds. Wounds that contain non-living (necrotic) tissue take longer to heal.

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Its been 46 days since my last period I have no symptoms could I still be pregnant I had a miscarriage DnC Oct 19 2007 I thought my breasts would at least be hurting if I was pregnant but nothing yet?

Some women don't experience any signs and symptoms of being pregnant. What you needed to do (about 39 days ago) was to take a pregnancy test.

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What is DNC test?

Dilation (dilatation) and curettage literally refers to the dilation (opening) of the cervix and surgical removal of the contents of the uterus. It is a therapeutic gynecological procedure as well as a rarely used method of first trimester abortion.[1][2] It is commonly referred to as a D&C. D&C normally refers to a procedure involving a curette, also called sharp curettage.[1] However, some sources use the term D&C to refer more generally to any procedure that involves the processes of dilation and removal of uterine contents, which includes the more common suction curettage procedures of manual and electric vacuum aspiration.[3] The first step in a D&C is to dilate the cervix, usually done a few hours before the surgery. The woman is usually put under general anesthesia before the procedure begins. A curette, a metal rod with a handle on one end and a sharp loop on the other, is inserted into the uterus through the dilated cervix. The curette is used to gently scrape the lining of the uterus and remove the tissue in the uterus. This tissue is examined for completeness (in the case of abortion or miscarriage treatment) or pathologically for abnormalities (in the case of treatment for abnormal bleeding).[1] D&Cs are commonly performed to resolve abnormal uterine bleeding (too much, too often or too heavy a menstrual flow);[2] to remove the excess uterine lining in women who have conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (which cause a prolonged buildup of tissue with no natural period to remove it);[citation needed] to remove tissue in the uterus that may be causing abnormal vaginal bleeding,[1] including postpartum retained placenta;[citation needed] to remove retained tissue (also known as retained POC or retained products of conception) in the case of a missed or incomplete miscarriage;[3] and as a method of abortion that is now uncommon.[1] Because medical and non-invasive methods of abortion now exist, and because D&C requires heavy sedation or general anesthesia and has higher risks of complication, the procedure has been declining as a method of abortion. The World Health Organization recommends D&C as a method of surgical abortion only when manual vacuum aspiration is unavailable.[4] According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, D&C only accounted for 2.4% of abortions in the United States in the year 2002,[5] down from 23.4% in 1972.[6] One risk of sharp curettage is uterine perforation. Although normally no treatment is required for uterine perforation, a laparoscopy may be done to verify that bleeding has stopped on its own. Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes is also a possible complication, especially if the woman has an untreated sexually transmitted infection.[1] Another risk is intrauterine adhesions, or Asherman's syndrome. One study found that in women who had one or two sharp curettage procedures for miscarriage, 14-16% developed some adhesions.[7] Women who underwent three sharp curettage procedures for miscarriage had a 32% risk of developing adhesions.[7] The risk of Asherman's syndrome was found to be 30.9% in women who had D&C following a missed miscarriage [8], and 25% in those who had a D&C 1-4 weeks postpartum. [9][10][11] Untreated Asherman's syndrome, especially if severe, also increases the risk of complications in future pregnancies, such as ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and abnormal placentation (eg.placenta previa).[1] According to recent case reports, use of vacuum aspiration can also lead to intrauterine adhesions. [12]

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How do you get rid of carbon dioxide gas after surgery?

Try to move as much as possible, it may be painful... but it's the best way to un-trap the carbon dioxide that is trapped in your body.

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What does a follow up appointment after a dilation and curettage consist of?

When I went for my follow up after a D&C, my doctor had me take another pregnancy test to see if it was negative, and she talked to me about what happened during the procedure.

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If you don't have a DNC done can it cause upper stomach pains?

If you needed a D&C and didn't have one, then yes it will cause upper stomach pains along with sickness, dizziness (possible fainting), severe pains and a discharge. If you need a D&C go and get one done now! If you don't you are putting your reproductive organs at risk of a severe infection that can result in you having a hysterectomy.

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Do you have to have a D and C when you miscarry?

NO, you don't have to have a D & C. It's only necessary when bledding doesn't stop. You can wait for nature to take it's course, I think there's a pill you can have. I had a d & c after my miscarriage as it helped to finalise everything..in a strange way best wishes

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How soon can you conceive?

The best time to try and conceive would be 14 days before the onset of your next period this is called ovulation.

  1. Conception usually occurs about 5-7 days after intercourse
  2. Your most fertile period is about 5 days before ovulation
  3. For most(but not all) women ovulation occurs about 14 days prior to her period.
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What is a D and C?

Dilation (dilatation) and curettage (D&C) or sharp curettage is a gynaecological procedure performed on the female reproductive system that used to be a common method of abortion. The procedure involves dilating the cervix and inserting instruments to clean out the lining of the uterus, which can include an embryo or fetus, while the woman is under an anaesthetic. A curettage is performed with a curette, a metal rod with a handle on one end and a sharp loop on the other. D&Cs are commonly performed to resolve abnormal uterine bleeding (too much, too often or too heavy a menstrual flow); to remove the excess uterine lining in women who have conditions such as PCOS (which cause a prolonged buildup of tissue with no natural period to remove it); to remove uterine fibroids or other suspected abnormalities, such as premalignant cells in their uterine lining; and occasionally as a method of abortion. Because medical and non-invasive methods of abortion now exist, and because D&C requires heavy sedation or general anesthesia and has higher risks of complication, the procedure has been declining as a method of abortion. The World Health Organization only recommends D&C as a method of abortion when manual vacuum aspiration is unavailable[1]. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, D&C only accounted for 2.4% of abortions in the United States in the year 2002[2], down from 23.4% in 1972[3]. Three related procedures used for abortion are suction or vacuum aspiration, dilation and evacuation and dilation and extraction, the latter of which is also known non-medically as partial-birth abortion. If the procedure is performed too roughly, scar tissue may form and seal the uterus shut (Asherman's syndrome), resulting in infertility. See the Related Link for "Dilation and Curettage (D&C)" for more information.

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What does D and C stand for?

D&C stands for dilatation & curettage. It's used as a shorhand term to mean that a woman needs to have the interior lining of her womb scraped away. This can be for many different reasons ranging from excessive tissues buildup causing heavy periods to retention of some of the products of a miscarriage. Usually done on an outpatient basis and usually you feel cramping & sore for a few days

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What is the CPT-4 code for debridement of ischial wound by curettage with secondary wound closure?

WHAT IS THE CPT-4 CODE FOR XRAY LEFT TOE.

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Can you request a D and C from your doctor?

I just had a miscarriage on 1/23/06 and my ob/gyn wanted me to let it pass on it's own but I could not handle the fact that everytime I went to the bathroom thatwhat was coming out of me was peices of my baby.I requested a dnc and I received that the afternoon on the 23rd.So I would ask as I did.It is hard to deal with a m/c let alone seeing it for days. Hope this helps.

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When the fetus urinates where does it go?

It urinates because it swallows small amounts of amniotic fluid, and because its kidneys are fully functional, filtering toxins from the blood stream; it then passes urine back into the amniotic fluid.

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You are 27 weeks pregnant and have dilated 1 cm is this ok?

No, often bed rest is required for the rest of the pregnancy. If not this can cause subsequent problems all the way up too premature delivery. Sometimes having your OB/GYN or doctor stitch your cervix can help the situation if it continues to get worse.

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