Dilation and Curettage
Dilation and curettage, also known as D&C is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is opened (dilated) and a thin instrument is inserted into the uterus. This instrument is used to remove tissue from the inside of the uterus (curettage).
D&C is used to diagnose and treat many conditions that affect the uterus, such as abnormal bleeding. A D&C also may be done after a miscarriage. A sample of tissue from inside the uterus can be viewed under a microscope to tell whether any cells are abnormal. A D&C may be done with other procedures, such as hysteroscopy, in which a slender device is used to view the inside of the uterus.
A D&C can be done in a health care provider’s office, a surgery center, or a hospital.
This information was provided by the Amercian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information on dilation and curettage.
Sandpoint Women's Health provides dilation and curettage procedures. Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers or click the button below to request an appointment.