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Tameka:…the doctor said that the fibroids sizes were relatively small compared to my uterus size. She was concerned about the size and wondered if I had more fibroids than the sonogram or something else. She recommended a D & C to see what else is going on? Has anyone every had a D&C during their fibroid experience?
I’ll leave a couple of links. Visit Wikipedia for general information and additional medical references including a D&C guide by the World Health Organization. Here’s a quote from the MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia:
D and C is a procedure to scrape and collect the tissue (endometrium) from inside the uterus. Dilatation (“D”) is a widening of the cervix to allow instruments into the uterus. Curettage (“C”) is the scraping of the contents of the uterus. The vaginal canal is held open by a speculum, and the opening to the uterus (cervix) may be anesthetized. The cervical canal is widened using a metal rod, and a curette (a metal loop on the end of a long, thin handle) is passed through the canal into the uterine cavity. The inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) is scraped away, and the tissue is collected for examination.
Dilation and curettage (Wikipedia)
D and C (Medline Plus/ US National Library of Medicine)
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I just call it The Gator