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Dilation and Curettage: The Process, Indications, and Risk Factors

Dilation and curettage, also known as D&C is one of the most common gynecological procedures. The aim of D&C is to remove the inner lining of the uterus. It is a diagnostic as well as a therapeutical procedure. D&C is used to obtain endometrial samples for certain conditions like abnormal uterine bleeding and postmenopausal bleeding. For conditions like uterine polyps and endometrial hyperplasia, the D&C is therapeutic. Dilation and curettage is associated with few risk factors. These are uterine rupture, cervical damage, scarring of uterine tissues, and infection. Source https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dilation-and-curettage/about/pac-20384910#:~:text=Dilation%20and%20curettage%20(D%26C)%20is,after%20a%20miscarriage%20or%20abortion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWisfFVAoas

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