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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Can you abort a child using pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am married and have a child of two years. I am five weeks pregnant now and I want to abort. Is it possible with pills? Or should I go for surgical abortion?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern here completely. As you mentioned that you already have a child of two years, I would suggest you to actually continue the pregnancy if you have a future plan of having more than one kids. This is the best time and as it has happened naturally...  Read Full »

Is medical abortion advisable after C-section?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife missed her periods and we doubt she is pregnant. Our first kid is just 1 year old now and it was a Cesarean. We are not in a position to have a second child now. Her LMP was 22nd of last month. I read that Mifepristone can induce abortion. Is it a safe drug? Do we have to consult ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, please confirm the pregnancy with a serum beta-hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as urine pregnancy test is not reliable till eight days post missed periods. If the hCG levels are more than 5 ng/dL then she is pregnant. In that case as she has been a p...  Read Full »

Is D and C procedure necessary for blighted ovum?

Query: Hi doctor, According to my LMP now I am 9 weeks pregnant. I went for USG TV 20 days back and it showed that I was 7 weeks and 2 days and now it would be 8 weeks. USG shown gestational sac with no yolk sac and fetal pole. They said it is BO and to go through D&C. I am confused what to do now. Sha...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At 6 weeks and beyond we expect a fetal pole or yolk sac to be visualized on USG. By 7 weeks, we must see the cardiac activity. If there is no embryo and no heart beat even beyond 7 weeks, we call it a blighted ovum (BO) with only a sac and no contents inside. It can happ...  Read Full »

What is the procedure for abortion at 6 weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to get a summary of abortion options for someone 6 weeks pregnant. Please explain the risk statistics as in what percentage the patient have risks and what type of patients they typically are. The woman in question is an otherwise healthy 21 year old.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For someone who is 6 weeks or 42 days pregnant as per the ultrasound and the pregnancy has been localized intrauterine, there are actually two options: Medical termination. Surgical evacuation with suction and evacuation. 1. Medical Termination In medical abortion th...  Read Full »

Even after taking two doses of MTP pills, why am I still getting clots?

Query: Hello doctor, I had recently used MTP pills, and it is day 4. Day one I took 1 tablet of 200 mcg, the second day I took 2 tablets each 200 mcg. I did not take rest two pills, due to heavy bleeding. Also, I had got a lot of clotting, though it must be cleared now. On the fourth day, I did ultrasonogr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the USG (ultrasonography) scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are still retained products of conception inside the uterus with clots. Ideally, you can take the remaining two doses of tablet Misoprostol and allow the bleedi...  Read Full »

Why am I having orange discharge after periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had bleeding between periods. I went to doctor she put me on Yasmine tablet for four months, after that my periods were heavy and again bleeding between periods. Then I went through DNC and reports said I have polyps. So my doctor put me on Duphaston-M for four months. I started reduci...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nice to hear that you have lost 7 kg, but you still have not reached the target weight, which is 52 to 57 kg. If you still have bleeding in spite of being on the hormone pills, then some other cause should be thought of. Possibilities are: Hope a pelvis examination has...  Read Full »

After using MTP kit, how long will the bleeding continue?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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? Revert back with the answers for the above q...  Read Full »

Had D and C before a month. Should I continue Primolut?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 period...  Read Full »

Why is there still bleeding after 12 days of taking Mefigest pills for abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife used Mefigest 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 Mohan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is bleeding moderately after 12 days, she needs to and see a Gynaecologist 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 surg...  Read Full »

How to improve my endometrial thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 32 and my husband is 37. We are married for 9 years and I have been trying for conception since 8 years. I did conceive last year, but the heartbeat was not seen. So, I underwent D and C. Till last year my period was regular. But, it became very scanty after D and C. Also, my...  Read Full »


Dr. Archana Sundarka

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tuberculos...  Read Full »

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