What is Dilation and Curettage?

Category: Surgeries

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Dilation and curettage, also called D&C, is a procedure that involves expanding or enlarging the entrance of a woman's uterus so that a thin, sharp instrument can scrape or suction away the lining of the uterus. It may be done for diagnostic purposes or for treatment purposes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Miscarriage 15 2
Dysmenorrhea 8 1
Endometriosis 8 1
Breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding 2 0
Adenomyosis 1 0
Bleeding (hemorrhage) 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dilation and Curettage

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Bleeding (hemorrhage) 1
Menstrual cramps 1

Duration

Stopped having Dilation and Curettage

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 41
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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