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Surgical Procedures: Hysteroscopy D&C (Dilation and Curettage)

A D&C is done to assess the cause of abnormal bleeding. A sample of tissue from the uterus is taken to be examined in order to determine if cells are abnormal. This procedure is also performed when a woman is having or has had a miscarriage. In this case tissue may have been retained and this procedure is done to remove excess tissue to prevent infection or heavy bleeding. This procedure is often paired with other techniques such as a Hysteroscopy. This procedure is paired with a D&C in order to see the inside of the uterus to determine the cause of a miscarriage, to diagnose fibroids or growths, and to locate adhesions.

A hysteroscopy may be used for diagnosis and/or treatment.

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