Dilation and Curettage

This is a type of procedure is often performed in conjunction with a hysteroscopy.  The cervix is typically dilated to allow instruments to be passed into the uterine cavity.  Once inside the cavity, samples of the uterine lining can be obtained, polyps/fibroids removed, or an endometrial ablation performed.  Any sample that is removed can be sent to pathology for further analysis.  The results are usually available within 7-10 days.  Post-procedure restrictions are the same as for hysteroscopy.