Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is a technique whose indications have changed greatly in the past 20 years with the advent of newer techniques for accomplishing both the diagnostic and therapeutic aims of the procedure - Jaroslav F Hulka MD


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A D&C, or dilation and curettage, is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on women. It's often used to complete a miscarriage in cases where the uterus fails to fully empty the contents of a failed pregnancy. The procedure to induce an abortion before the 12th week of pregnancy is performed in a similar manner. In addition, the procedure is used to diagnose or treat abnormal uterine bleeding and to help diagnose uterine cancer.

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Sometimes a D&C is medically necessary. If a woman has unusually heavy bleeding as a miscarriage complication, a D&C can even be lifesaving because it stops the bleeding at…

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