Dilatation & Curretage

Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure to remove tissue from inside your uterus. Gynaecologists perform dilation and curettage to diagnose and treat certain uterine conditions — such as heavy bleeding — or to clear the uterine content after a miscarriage or abortion.

How & Why- D&C

In a dilation and curettage, your doctor uses small instruments or a medication to open (dilate) the lower, narrow part of your uterus (cervix). The Doctor then uses a surgical instrument called a curette, which can be a sharp instrument or suction device, to remove uterine tissue and all the content within the uterus..(d&c)

Unusual Bleeding​

Excess bleeding, completely unnatural for the lady.​

Post Menopause bleeding

Any bleeding spotting after menopause needs evaluation​

Abnormal Pap​

Abnormal endometrial cells seen on Pap Smear for cervical Cancer Screening​


After an Abortion or Miscarriage - done to clear uterine contents​

Molar pregnancy

A tumor formed within uterus and mimicks pregnancy​


Cervical and Endometrial polyps - Abnormal growths mostly non malignant​


What to expect during the Dilation & Curretage

You would lie on your back with your legs on supports. Your gynaecologist would insert the speculum to open the vagina and then inserts a series of rods ( dilators) to increase the size of the uterine opening. Finally, curette is inserted to remove the contents of the uterus. Usually it lasts less than 10 minutes D and C

Arrange someone to take you home after D&C

Dilatation & Curretage (D&C)  procedure is done in a hospital or your Doctors Clinic, and you would need to come fasting. You would receive sedation and need to stay for a few hours in the hospital. Hence you would need somebody to accompany you to the hospital and back home. 

Dilatation & Curretage

D & C is one of the common procedures done in my Gynaecology practice. "Dnc"- It is pretty simple and with almost no risks.

Dr Babitha Maturi
Lead Gynaecologist

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