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Patient Education: Diseases Conditions Treatments & Procedures

Dilatation and curettage (D&C)

Introduction

Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is a minor operation that removes material from the inside lining of your uterus.

Hysteroscopy is a procedure where a hysteroscope, a thin tube with a tiny camera, is used to look at the inside of your uterus.


Abnormal uterine bleeding is the most common reason why a D&C and/or hysteroscopy is done.  By doing a D&C and/or hysteroscopy, your doctor can assess the causes of your heavy and/or painful periods.  You and your doctor should discuss the reasons for your having the procedure.

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