dilation and curettage

noun

Definition of dilation and curettage

: a medical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated and a curette is inserted into the uterus to scrape away the endometrium (as for the diagnosis or treatment of abnormal bleeding or for surgical abortion during the early part of the second trimester of pregnancy) : d&c

Examples of dilation and curettage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, our doctor wants to do a D&C (dilation and curettage, which involves the surgical removal of part of the lining of the uterus) to get rid of the questionable inflammation because antibiotics are not working. refinery29.com, "Fertility Diary: 2 Rounds Of IVF & Chronic Endometritis," 30 Nov. 2020 In the latter case, Bishop says, a pregnant individual may opt to have a procedure called a dilation and curettage (D&C), during which doctors remove the tissue from inside the uterus. Ashley Abramson, Allure, "Your Guide to Dealing With a Miscarriage," 30 Oct. 2020 What followed was a trip to my doctor’s office for a medically necessary, unmedicated dilation and curettage procedure to remove any tissue remaining in my uterus, and a wheelchair carting me back to the car. Jessica Zucker, Condé Nast Traveler, "Taking Our Babymoon Helped Us Grieve After a Miscarriage," 9 Sep. 2020 The quickest option is a surgical aspiration or a dilation and curettage, which may be performed at a doctor’s office or a hospital. Jyoti Madhusoodanan, New York Times, "How to Recognize Miscarriage Symptoms and Cope With the Aftermath," 16 Apr. 2020 Surgical Procedure The third option is the quickest: a dilation and curettage procedure, also called a D&C. Rachel Wells, Glamour, "What to Expect During a Miscarriage," 28 Oct. 2019 The standard treatment for GTD is to remove the tumors by suction dilation and curettage (D&C), which Meredith had two days later. Natalie Lampert, Marie Claire, "Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web," 1 Oct. 2018 Her physician gave her the option of a D&C (the dilation and curettage surgical procedure) or a prescription medication. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Walgreens Pharmacist Refused to Fill a Woman's Prescription to Induce Miscarriage. And It Was Legal.," 25 June 2018 Instead, doctors eventually had to remove the deceased baby in a procedure called dilation and curettage (D&C). PEOPLE.com, "Nebraska Woman, 24, Shares Emotional Story of Her Miscarriage to Show It's Okay to Talk About It," 29 Mar. 2018

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1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Dilation and curettage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilation%20and%20curettage. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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dilation and curettage

noun

Medical Definition of dilation and curettage

: a medical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated and a curette is inserted into the uterus to scrape away the endometrium (as for the diagnosis or treatment of abnormal bleeding or for surgical abortion during the early part of the second trimester of pregnancy)

called also D&C

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