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D&C in Denver
A dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated (widened) and a curette (a thin, spoon-shaped instrument) is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus.
There are many reasons why patients may need a D&C. At the Women’s Health Group, we are here to walk you through your options and provide guidance on which treatments will best support your overall health.
When Do Patients Need a D&C?
D&Cs are often performed to diagnose or treat conditions related to the uterus, such as abnormal bleeding or uterine abnormalities
We may recommend a D&C for:
What to Expect During a D&C
A D&C is typically performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center under general or local anesthesia. During the procedure, you will lie on your back on an exam table with your feet in stirrups.
Next, your healthcare provider will insert a speculum into your vagina to hold it open and use dilation rods to gently open the cervix. Gently, your provider will scrape the lining of the uterus using a curette to remove any tissue or growths. The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes.
Recovery After a D&C
Recovery after a D&C will vary depending on the individual and the reason for the procedure. In general, you can expect to experience some discomfort and bleeding after the procedure. You may also have cramping and spotting for a few days. It is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for caring for yourself after the procedure. This may include taking pain medication as prescribed, resting, and avoiding strenuous activity for a few days. You may also be advised to avoid sexual intercourse or using tampons for a period of time.
It is normal to have some bleeding and discharge for a few weeks after the procedure. However, if you experience heavy bleeding or bleeding that lasts for more than a few weeks, or if you have any other concerns about your recovery, reach out to us. Overall, it is important to listen to your body for a safe and smooth recovery after a D&C.