Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
A D&C may be recommended for several conditions including bleeding between periods, heavy menstrual flow, postmenopausal bleeding, or abnormal bleeding while taking hormone replacement therapy. It may be used to treat the uterine lining growth from polycystic ovary syndrome. A D&C is used to remove endometrial polyps and precancerous cells. Following a miscarriage or “missed” miscarriage, a D&C is used to remove fetal and placental tissue.
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