D and C

Dilatation and curettage; Uterus scraping; Vaginal bleeding - dilation; Uterine bleeding - dilation; Menopause - dilation

D and C (dialation and curretage) is a procedure to scrape and collect the tissue (endometrium) from inside the uterus.

  • Dilation (D) is a widening of the cervix to allow instruments into the uterus.
  • Curettage (C) is the scraping of the walls of the uterus.
D and C

D and C (dilatation and curettage) is a procedure in which the vaginal canal is held open with a speculum and the cervix is dilated with a metal rod. A curette is then passed through the cervical canal into the uterine cavity where endometrial tissue is scraped away and collected for examination.

D & C  - series

The uterus is located in the abdomen and is the site of fetal development during pregnancy. The female body (fundus) of the uterus narrows and forms the cervix. The cervix opens to the vagina.

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