Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Dilation and Curettage (D&C) is an operation that scrapes the uterine cavity lining for several reasons:

  • completing an ongoing miscarriage
  • Evacuation of retained placental tissue
  • Abortion procedures(illegal in UAE)
  • Diagnosing causes of Abnormal bleeding
  • Removal of uterine polyps
  • Uterine cancer detection
  • Fertility-related procedure​D&C surgery:
  • Mostly same day procedure
  • Local or General Anesthesia
  • Risks of: Uterine perforation, bleeding, transfusion, damage to adjacent organs, scarring and future infertility-Asherman’s Syndrome
  • Cervix is gently dilated
  • Curettage is done as Suction or sharp
  • Ultrasound guidance can be used​

Recovery:

  • Panadol and or Voltaren
  • Occasionally antibiotics are given
  • Expect to cramp
  • Expect to spot
  • Abstain from sex x2 weeks
  • No swimming x 2 weeks
  • No driving x 24 hours