When it comes to pregnancy, it’s essential to stay up to date on all the newest developments and terms that you may come across. One of those terms is DNC, or ‘Dilation and Curettage’, which is a surgical procedure that may be performed during pregnancy. It’s important to understand the purpose and potential risks of the procedure, especially if you are considering it as an option. In this blog post, we are going to explore what DNC stands for and its implications for pregnant women. We’ll also look at what happens during the procedure, potential risks, and alternatives to consider. By the end of this blog post, you should have a much better understanding of the potential risks and benefits of DNC and be able to make an informed decision about your own pregnancy.
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The endometrium prepares itself to nourish a fetus with each menstrual cycle as increased levels of estrogen and progesterone help to thicken its walls. Menstrual flow (also known as menses), which exits the body through the vagina if implantation of the fertilized egg does not take place, is composed of the endometrium’s lining along with blood and mucus from the vagina and cervix (the lower, narrow portion of the uterus situated between the bladder and the rectum). Menstruation stops after menopause, so a woman shouldn’t experience any bleeding.
If you underwent a procedure under regional or general anesthesia, you will be brought to the observation room. When your breathing, blood pressure, and pulse are normal and you are awake, you will be taken to your hospital room or released to go home. If this procedure was done as an outpatient, you should arrange for a ride home from a friend or family member.
The specific procedure being performed will determine the type of anesthesia used. Some D You won’t feel anything below your waist if spinal or epidural anesthesia is used. Throughout the procedure, the anesthesiologist will continuously check your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and blood oxygen level.
The presence of abnormal tissues, such as fibroid tumors (benign uterine tumors also known as myomas), polyps, or cancer of the endometrium or uterus, can result in abnormal bleeding. Obtained tissues from the D Particularly in women who are approaching or have recently passed menopause, abnormal uterine bleeding may also be caused by a hormonal disorder or imbalance (especially involving estrogen and progesterone).
How long does a dilation and curettage (D&C) take?
The procedure itself takes about five to 10 minutes. But the process may be longer. And after the procedure, you’ll have to wait in the recovery area for a few hours before you can leave for home.