Bleeding from the Vagina after Menopause D and C
Some women with severe postmenopausal bleeding will require treatment with dilation and curettage or D and C. This is a surgical procedure that removes the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus. The dilation portion of the procedure refers to the opening up of the cervix. This allows for the passage of special surgical instrument, called a curette, which is used to gently scrape away the endometrial lining. The lining heals after the procedure.
Risks of D and C include:
- Persistent bleeding
- Damage to the uterus
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