Dilation and Curettage (D&C) for Bleeding During Menopause
Dilation and curettage (D&C) is a surgical procedure used to locate and treat the cause of sudden, heavy bleeding. It is done by passing a small instrument called a curette through the vagina into the uterus and scraping the Reference endometrium Opens New Window.
D&C is typically an outpatient procedure. A Reference general anesthetic Opens New Window is usually used, though a Reference local Opens New Window or Reference spinal anesthetic Opens New Window may be used.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 29, 2010|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology