©2018 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Additional Information.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Question:

Please describe your experience with D&C. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Katy-Kris, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I had D and C and camera exam 3 days ago. I had just been listed as in menopause when another light period occurred, and then no more. I had no symptoms. I had one done 4 years ago, when 1 polyp removed, but none this time. I am still bleeding and cramping a little, but more so. Concerned a little. Maybe should have rested today, and not worked.

Comment from: Mandy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had D and C done 3 days ago. Very minimal cramps 2 days after and a lot of gas. Today I still have a lot of gas, no cramps, but have felt a bit off and tired. No bleeding the day after the procedure but bled on day 2 and today (day 3), but not a lot. It was a pretty painless procedure overall since I was under general anesthesia during it. Now I'm just waiting for my biopsy results!

Comment from: JoGee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I had a D and C after a miscarriage, the fetus wouldn't fully expel from my body on its own. The procedure went well and I didn't have much pain. I had light bleeding the day of the D and C and after that didn't bleed for 6 weeks. I've now been bleeding going on two weeks, not sure if this is normal or not, because typically my periods were only 3 to 4 days. I also had a Depo-Provera shot after the D and C so maybe this is a result from that shot.

Comment from: Jo, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the D and C 6 days ago. I felt some mild cramping after the misoprostol was taken. The procedure was quick and when I woke up I had no pain, and some vaginal bleeding which is normal. I was sent home after 1 hour in recovery. The painkillers they give during the surgery last for 24 hours so no need to take anything when you get home. I used a warm wheat bag and Nurofen to ease the cramping the next few days and had a lot of rest. Just remember to listen to your body and not to push yourself physically.

Comment from: Zed, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I had D and C yesterday. I bled some after waking from anesthesia. Today I am staying at home. I am feeling good, no pain, maybe slight discomfort, and some spotting still. I started antibiotics and everything seems to be fine so far.

Comment from: Dee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

It has been a month since I had my D and C and I still have a light discharge all day. I am not sure if this is normal because it's becoming very uncomfortable.

Comment from: JulieNC, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

I had a D and C with hysteroscopy a week ago. I had been in what I thought was menopause starting when I was 48 in 2011, and didn't have a period for almost 2 years. In December 2014, I suddenly had a very heavy period with clots and it lasted two weeks. I called my doctor, who said it wasn't unusual to not have a period for so long and then suddenly have one, especially given the high level of stress I had been under. From that time until January 2016, I had off and on periods that were irregular, then I had no bleeding until June 6, 2016, when I had a period that just would not quit. I contacted my doctor again after I had been bleeding for about five weeks with only a day or two here and there not bleeding. She sent me to a gynecologist in their practice, and the gynecologist did an endometrial biopsy as well as a pelvic ultrasound. The biopsy did not indicate cancer, but the ultrasound showed at least one polyp. The gynecologist put me on a ten-day course of Provera to help stop the bleeding after the endometrial biopsy, and the bleeding stopped by the end of the Provera. However, two days after I stopped taking it, I had extremely heavy bleeding with clots that would not stop. She gave me another round of Provera and scheduled me for a D and C with hysteroscopy two weeks later. I had the procedure done under general anesthesia one week ago, and I'm still bleeding but not heavily. She called me to let me know I had a 3 cm polyp removed and that all of the tests indicated everything was benign. I've had a lot of cramping and bleeding. I go back to see her in a week, and I hope to be able to take oral contraceptives or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) to get the bleeding under control.

Comment from: pooja, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I got my D and C one month back. But I was normal after 1 hour and was discharged immediately. The doctor gave me painkiller and antibiotics for 5 days. After 5 days I am feeling lots of tiredness and pain in my whole body. I feel pain several times in my left thigh inside. I am not able to do my day to day work. I feel exhausted very soon, specifically if I have to do physical work.

Comment from: erica, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I had my D and C yesterday and today I don't feel very good and have high blood pressure. I don't know if I should go to the emergency room or just wait and see if it gets any better.

QUESTION

Negative emotions are more powerful than positive emotions. See Answer
CONTINUE SCROLLING FOR RELATED SLIDESHOW

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors