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D and C Risks

D and C Risks
What to expect during D and C
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D and C Risks

A dilation and curettage procedure is usually free of complications.  In fact, complications during a D&C are rare. When they do occur, they include bleeding, infection, or perforation.  But the only major risks associated with the operation are related to anesthesia.  However, contact your doctor after dilation and curettage if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Pain in the abdomen

Also call your doctor if you notice changes in your menstrual periods after a D&C procedure.   In rare cases after a D&C for miscarriage, bands of scar tissue may form inside the uterus.  This tissue can cause infertility and changes in menstrual flow.

Nonetheless, the risks of a D&C procedure do not outweigh its many benefits.  With the help of your doctor and the test results from a D and C procedure, you can target health problems early and prevent illness.  Please consult your gynaecologist with more questions about a DandC.

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