eHealthPedia >

D and C Risks

MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA 
D and C Risks
What to expect during D and C
Reasons for D and C
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.

<< 1 2 3
Tags: vaginal discharge, menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, complications, Infertility, procedure, infection, discharge, menstrual, symptoms, vaginal, periods, abdomen, fever, abdominal pain symptoms, abdominal scar tissue, after a miscarriage, pain in abdomen, about C
Related Topics
heavy periods with cramps and nausea after cyst
perfectimperfection  6075 views
heavy period with blood clots
2cciola  7158 views
Heavy period treatments
just_a_gal  3110 views
Heavy Period
hayleyt14  1652 views
Long heavy periods
bddrawson  12637 views
Medical abortions
DoctorQuestion  7740 views
Medical Abortion side effects ?
Milehighobgyn  3796 views
Had heavy period, pregnant?
raya17  2023 views
Pregnant after medical abortion
ayeshafaiz  2184 views
heavy period ovary disorder ?
khit  1635 views
heavy periods on loestrin 24
jenniek  2032 views
Ask a Doctor