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Dilation and Curettage

Treatments Related to Dilation and Curettage

Depending on the reason for a dilation and curettage (D and C), other treatments may be recommended. If the surgery led to a diagnosis of cancer, radiation treatments, chemotherapy, or both may be used. When used to investigate infertility, the D and C may be part of a process that includes hormone therapy.
 
A D and C can be used in conjunction with an abortion induced by medication to remove any remaining pieces of fetal tissue and placenta before they become infected. The D and C also may be recommended when an IUD (intrauterine device) used for birth control becomes embedded.
 

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