I had a dilation and curettage last month and did not get my period even after five weeks. Why?

Q. What could be the reason for no period after five weeks of dilation and curettage?

Answered by
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 29, 2023

Hello doctor,

I had a dilation and curettage last month. It is nearly five weeks now since I did not get my period. What should I do now? What could be the reason?

Kindly help.

Thank you.



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It is common for women to experience changes in their menstrual cycle after a dilation and curettage procedure. It may take several weeks for the body to recover from the procedure and for the menstrual cycle to return to its normal pattern. However, if you have not had a period five weeks after the procedure, you should go for an ultrasound abdomen and routine tests like CBC (complete blood count), and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Some possible reasons for a delayed period after dilation and curettage include hormonal imbalances, thyroid issues, stress, or pregnancy.

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Thank you.

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