Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Dr. Rania Ibrahim performs a dilation and curettage to remove tissue from inside your uterus for the diagnosis and treatment of certain uterine disorders such as heavy bleeding, or to clean the uterine lining following an abortion or miscarriage.
During a D&C, your OB-GYN uses small instruments or medication to expose your cervix, which is the lower, narrow portion of your uterus. She then removes the tissue of the uterus using a sharp or suction surgical tool known as a curette for further testing.
Your OB-GYN will typically perform a D&C to diagnose a problem if:
- You’re experiencing abnormal or excessive uterine bleeding;
- You’re having uterine bleeding post-menopause;
- Your OB-GYN finds abnormal endometrial cells;
The procedure is designed to test for uterine cancer or polyps and/or endometrial hyperplasia, which is a precancerous condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus becomes too thick.
When performing a corrective D&C, your OB-GYN will take out the entire contents of your uterus, not just collect a small tissue sample. She will perform the D&C to:
- Remove a molar pregnancy, which occurs when a tumor forms instead of a regular pregnancy;
- Treat extreme bleeding post delivery by cleaning out any remaining placenta;
- Remove cervical, uterine polyps or fibroid tumors;
- Remove any tissue remaining in the uterus after a miscarriage or abortion.
Your doctor will discuss the results of the tests or the procedure itself shortly after dilation and curettage has been completed.
If you would like more information regarding dilation and curettage (D&C) and need a caring and experienced OB-GYN then please reach out to the staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in Conroe, TX.
Don’t wait – call us today at (936) 441-8635 to schedule your confidential consultation.
Are you looking for an ObGyn in The Woodlands TX?
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands