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.