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Dilatation And Curettage

For heavy menstrual bleeding or to clear the uterus after abortion or miscarriage, your doctor might perform a procedure called dilatation and curettage (D and C). Here, the cervix is dilated, and the uterine lining and tissue are scrapped using a curette and suction.

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Please provide detailed information about abortion.

Query: Hello doctor,I am considering my options, and I have questions about abortion. What are the different types of abortion procedures available, and how do they work? Can you provide information on the potential risks and side effects of each method? Additionally, I am curious about the emotional and p...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.There are two types of abortion procedures available. The first one is a medical abortion in which medicine or tablets are administered over 48 hours, leading to subsequent bleeding for almost five to seven days, ...  Read Full »

My wife has excess bleeding with abortion pills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife used Mifegest pills for the abortion of one-month pregnancy but she is still bleeding up to 12 days and I am not with her right now to take her to a doctor. Which medicine or precaution will help her? Please reply.  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If she is bleeding moderately after 12 days, she needs to and see a gynecologist and get an ultrasound to see if there are any products of conception left behind inside the uterus. If there are, then she needs to undergo a dilatation and curettage which is a minor surgi...  Read Full »

Do I have to continue Primolut after doing D and C?

Query: Hi doctor, I had D and C before a month and I bled for five to six days after that. I was given Xamic for three days and Primolut N for 21 days. I had brownish discharge 18 days after my D and C and then had bleeding for seven days. I am still spotting. My hCG three days prior to periods came 21 and...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per me you should discontinue tablet Primolut (Norethisterone) as you have already taken for 21 days. After 7 to 10 days you will have normal periods. Now you do not need any hormonal tablets. If you have any abnormal bleeding in next per...  Read Full »

Can masturbating after D and C hurt my healing?

Query: Hello doctor,I had D and C four days ago. On the day of D and C, I was so stressed out and masturbated after (twice without penetration). I got cramp in each orgasm but no bleeding. I had mild discomfort after. Did I hurt my healing? I have had minimal cramping and no bleeding since my D and C. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How are you doing? Just relax, you are absolutely fine. Let me give you few facts. Just look up the image of the uterus. D and C is done on the interior of the uterus. The contents of the uterus and inner lining of the uterus are scrapped out. Your no bleeding, only...  Read Full »

How can I improve my endometrial thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 32, and my husband is 37. We have been married for nine years, and I have been trying for conception for eight years. I did conceive last year, but the heartbeat was not seen. So, I underwent D and C. Till last year, and my period was regular. But, it became very scanty after...  Read Full »

Dr. Archana Sundarka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your anxiety. I have read your problems and your husband's report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that your problem could be due to vigorous curettage (dilation and curettage) or due to endometrial infection, such as tuberculo...  Read Full »

I had a miscarriage. Should I undergo a D&C procedure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a miscarriage a month back, and since then, I have not been able to get pregnant since. Do you think I need to schedule a checkup with my primary doctor since I did not have a D and C?  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, D and C (dilation and curettage) are not a must to get you pregnant. I believe that you are getting periods regularly after the miscarriage. So about the above findings, I would like to suggest you a few things: 1. Keep a planned relationship between...  Read Full »

How long will the bleeding continue after using MTP kit?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP test came positive and so I used MTP kit. Over last six days, I am using lever. I was bleeding for around six days and now again with a gap of five days I am bleeding with blood lumps. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your medical history and understand your concern. Have you got an ultrasound of pelvic done to check for any retained products of conception? Is there any foul smelling discharge or fever associated with it?   Read Full »

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

Query: 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.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ha...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have periods after the D and C procedure?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a D and C 13 days ago due to an incomplete miscarriage at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Is it normal that I might have started my period today? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your loss. It is not uncommon for women to experience bleeding after a D and C (dilation and curettage) procedure, which can sometimes be mistaken for a period. This is because the D and C (dilation and curettage) can cause some changes to the u...  Read Full »

I had a medical abortion and a dilation and curettage procedure but still experiencing bleeding. What could this be? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had a medical abortion three weeks ago using pills and experienced heavy bleeding for seven days with lots of clots and pain. It subsided after three days, but then my bleeding started again, and it was very heavy. An ultrasound confirmed that there was no ectopic pregnancy, and the p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern. According to your description, there could be retained products of conception. Have you undergone a Dand C or had a recent ultrasound (USG)? Have you taken any medications for the bleeding? Please provide all the details so that I can assist y...  Read Full »

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