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Dilatation and Curettage

Alternate Names : D & C, Uterine Scraping

Dilatation and Curettage | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

In most cases, a woman is observed for an hour or two in a recovery area. This allows time for the anesthesia medicine to wear off and make sure a woman is stable. If there is no reason to stay in the hospital, most women can then go home. Some mild cramping pain is common right after the procedure, but often quickly goes away.

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Dilatation and Curettage: Home Care and Complications

Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/01/01

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