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Dial Tat Ion and Curettage

Dial Tat Ion and Curettage

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DIALTATION AND
DIALTATION AND
CURETTAGE
CURETTAGE
DONE BY
DONE BY
DR.P.UMA DEVI
DR.P.UMA DEVI
Definition..
Definition..
\ue000
\ue000Dilatation and curettage (D & C)
Dilatation and curettage (D & C)
is a gynecological procedure in
is a gynecological procedure in
which the lining of the uterus
which the lining of the uterus
(
(endometrium
endometrium) is scraped away.
) is scraped away.
Purpose..
Purpose..
\ue000
\ue000D & C is commonly used to obtain tissue for microscopic
D & C is commonly used to obtain tissue for microscopic
evaluation to rule out
evaluation to rule outcancer
cancer.
.
\ue000
\ue000
D & C may also be used to diagnose and treat heavy
D & C may also be used to diagnose and treat heavy
menstrual bleeding, and to diagnose
menstrual bleeding, and to diagnose endometrial polyps
endometrial polyps
and
and uterine fibroids
uterine fibroids.
.
\ue000
\ue000
A D & C can be used as a
A D & C can be used as atreatment
treatmentas well, to remove
as well, to remove
pregnancy
pregnancytissue after a
tissue after amiscarriage
miscarriage, incomplete
, incomplete
abortion, or
abortion, orchildbirth
childbirth.
.
\ue000
\ue000D & C can also be used as an
D & C can also be used as an early abortion technique
early abortion technique
up to 16 weeks.
up to 16 weeks.
\ue000
\ue000Removal of the uterine lining causes no side effects, and
Removal of the uterine lining causes no side effects, and
may be beneficial if the lining has thickened so much that
may be beneficial if the lining has thickened so much that
it causes heavy periods.
it causes heavy periods.

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