Dilation and curettage (D&C) / Fractional curettage (F&C)
is an obstetrical procedure where instruments are inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus to remove the uterine contents, whether for further examination and diagnosis or as a treatment for a uterine problem.
- Dilatation and curettage (D&C)
- Fractional curettage (F&C)
- In a miscarriage a dilation and curettage may be done to remove any residual tissue from the fetus or placenta to prevent infection and hemorrhage.
- In the case of a benign or malignant growth in the uterine cavity, a dilation and curettage may be done to remove tissue for further examination in the laboratory.
- For diagnosis and/or treatment of excessive and/or abnormal uterine bleeding.
- To investigate the cause of infertility.
- To investigate hormonal abnormalities in menopausal patients who continue to experience vaginal bleeding.
Preparing for the Procedure
Once you and your doctor have decided that hysterectomy is the appropriate choice for you, the surgery will be scheduled. Before the day of the surgery, you will receive instructions regarding preparing for surgery as follows:
- Arrive at the hospital at least four hours before the procedure.
- Avoid food and water for at least eight hours before the procedure or as recommended by the doctor to prevent aspiration while under general anesthesia. Be sure to get enough sleep the night before the procedure.
- Do not wear any make-up or paint your nails before coming to the hospital. This allows the medical staff to better assess your circulation visually during and after the surgery.
- Do not bring any jewelry or valuables to the hospital to prevent any loss. Removable dentures and contact lenses have to be removed before entering the operating room.
- The doctor will assess your readiness for the surgery by ordering blood tests as well as chest x-ray and electrocardiogram (EKG) before the day of the procedure. If any results are abnormal or if you have existing medical conditions you may be referred to an internal medicine doctor for consultation regarding your readiness for the procedure.
- The doctor will give you recommendations regarding medication that you are currently taking. Some may need to be stopped for a period before surgery, such as blood-thinning medication, aspirin, and certain supplements that can cause excessive bleeding. The doctor will determine which medication to discontinue and which you can still take up until time of surgery, usually with a small sip of water.
- A friend or family member must be at the hospital with you while you are in surgery and should stay with you while you are admitted at the hospital.
Terms & Conditions
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us.
- The eligible patient who can apply this package is patient without underlying disease or its controllable and attending physician • considered appropriate to this package.
- The high risk patient who cannot apply this package is the patient who has high risk of Total
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