Dilation and Curettage is a brief surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and a special instrument is used to scrape the uterine lining. This procedure is performed by our Infertility Specialist at ARC Fertility Centre Chennai.
Dilation and Curettage involves two steps
Dilation and Curettage - Dilation involves widening the opening of the lower part of the uterus (the cervix) to allow insertion of an instrument. The doctor may insert a slender rod (laminaria) into the opening to gradually cause it to widen. or medication may soften the cervix to help it widen.
Curettage involves scraping the lining and removing uterine contents with a long, spoon-shaped instrument (a curette). The doctor may also use a cannula to suction any remaining contents from the uterus. This can cause some cramping. In many cases, a tissue sample goes to a lab for examination.