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Dilation and Curettage Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a D&C, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

  • Complications related to the anesthetic
  • Injury to the cervix
  • Scarring of endometrium
  • Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Uterine perforation (hole in the uterus)
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to other organs in the abdomen
  • In case of significant injury or bleeding, possible need to open the abdomen and have the uterine wound stitched closed

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Pre-existing infection
  • Pre-existing medical condition

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills, increasing pain, or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Nausea or vomiting that does not stop
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vaginal bleeding that is saturating more than one sanitary pad per hour
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain

In case of an emergency, call 911.

 
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akburnwal
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Posted 10 years ago

THE MOST NEGLECTED SIDE EFFECT IS ABDOMINAL PAIN AND LUMBER REGION PAIN. I RECALL MANY PATIENTS COME AFTER DILATATION & CURETTAGE HAVING SEVERE PAIN IN ABDOMEN AND BACK. NO INVATIGATION SAY ANYTHING, AND NO TREATMENT GIVES RESULT. SOME WOMEN SUFFER PAIN SINCE MANY YRARS.

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