Dilation and Curettage (D&C) Procedure

Dilation and Curettage (D&C) Procedure

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Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a relatively quick surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument (curette) is used to scrape the uterine lining. The latest technological advances in the way D&C is performed has made this procedure safer than ever, whether it is used for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C) Procedure

The words dilation and curettage, more commonly referred to as a D&C, still make some women shudder. Not only was it previously performed in a hospital setting for first trimester abortions, but this procedure used to be done blind. Now, women can breathe a sigh of relief. A D&C has a variety of uses and now it has the benefit of being safer and simpler, especially when performed by a top OB/GYN in Queens, NYC.

In a dilation and curettage, your cervix — the small opening connecting your uterus and vagina — is temporarily enlarged or dilated so an instrument called a curette can be used to remove tissue from your uterus. The tissue removed is either for diagnostic purposes, which means it will be sent to the lab to be examined, or for therapeutic purposes, which means it is used to remove abnormal tissue.

Why Gynecologists Still Rely on D&Cs

Even though newer imaging procedures exist today, D&Cs are still done when advanced technology is unavailable or when they’re inconclusive in helping your doctor reach a diagnosis. It is also appropriate for removing abnormal uterine growths and getting tissue samples for a pathological diagnosis of malignancy without a highly invasive procedure or removal of the entire uterus.

The original purpose for this procedure was to detect abnormalities in the endometrium, or uterine lining. It also was meant to help manage abnormal uterine bleeding. With the invention of smaller and more flexible cameras and the emergence of scopes, a D&C with hysteroscopy has a variety of uses.

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