What is D&C and hysteroscopy?

What is D&C and hysteroscopy?

For a hysteroscopy, your doctor guides a lighted tube through your cervix and into your uterus. This helps the doctor see inside your uterus. For a dilation and curettage (D&C), your doctor uses a curved tool, called a curette, to gently scrape tissue from your uterus.

Is a hysteroscopy D&C painful?

After a D&C patients tend to experience some discomfort such as cramping and/or pain. This is normal. Your doctor may recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin or Ibuprofen to manage your pain.

What happens after a hysteroscopy and D&C?

After these procedures, you are likely to have a backache or cramps similar to menstrual cramps. Expect to pass small clots of blood from your vagina for the first few days. You may have light vaginal bleeding for several weeks after the D&C. If the doctor filled your uterus with air, your belly may feel full.

Which is better hysteroscopy or D&C?

Diagnostic hysteroscopy is usually done on an outpatient basis with either general or local anesthesia and takes about thirty minutes to perform. Curettage or scraping of the inside of the uterine cavity may be performed after hysteroscopy; this allows a better diagnosis on the tissue.

How long does a D&C with hysteroscopy take?

D&C with Hysteroscopy Procedure The cervix will be dilated and a hysteroscope will be inserted into the uterus so the doctor can look inside the uterus. The entire procedure should take 20 to 30 minutes.

How long does it take to recover from a D&C and hysteroscopy?

A D&C hysteroscopy is an excellent way to get to the root of heavy bleeding. There could be a range of reasons behind the condition. The test can confirm the root cause and even treat some issues. The recovery time is short, only 2-3 days.

How bad is a hysteroscopy?

Possible risks with hysteroscopy include pain, feeling faint or sick, bleeding, infection and rarely uterine perforation (damage to the wall of the uterus). The risk of uterine perforation is lower during OPH than during hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia.