Dilation and Curettage Procedure in Carson, CA
A D&C is a common surgical procedure performed to remove tissue from the uterus. It may be necessary for a variety of reasons, such as diagnosing and treating abnormal uterine bleeding, miscarriage management, removing polyps or fibroids, or performing an endometrial biopsy. At Aronson Rosenthal OBGYN, we utilize advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure safe and effective D&C procedures.
We recognize that undergoing any surgical procedure can be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. That is why our dedicated team is committed to providing a caring and supportive environment throughout your entire journey. From the initial consultation to the post-procedure follow-up, our compassionate healthcare professionals will address your concerns, answer your questions, and ensure your comfort and well-being.
Why is a D & C Performed?
A D&C may be performed in order to either diagnose or treat a condition.
Diagnosis. The procedure may be recommended for women who are experiencing an abnormal or excessive amount of bleeding. It is also used to detect uterine polyps, cancer or endometrial hyperplasia (a thickening of the uterine wall.)
Treatment. A dilation and curettage procedure can be used to stop excessive bleeding, remove fibroid tumors, remove excess tissue after a miscarriage or to end a pregnancy.
How to Prepare for a D&C
Sometimes this procedure will be performed under general, spinal or epidural anesthesia. If you are to receive these types of anesthesia, please do not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the procedure. If you are receiving a local anesthetic, your doctor will give you instructions on fasting.
If a sedative is given before the procedure, you will need to make arrangements to be driven home.
What to Expect During the Procedure
A dilation and curettage should be relatively painless as you’ll receive general, regional or local anesthesia. Before the procedure begins you may be asked to empty your bladder. After that, you will lay on your back with your legs in supports. In order to view the cervix, your doctor will insert a speculum into the vagina. Instruments will then be inserted into the cervix to dilate the area. Tissue will be removed with a sharp, spoon-shaped instrument called a curette.
Patients are typically allowed to leave within a few hours and my resume normal activity within a few days.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the procedure, please call (310) 325-8864.