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Does a curet sp? hurt, isit day surgery are you awake etc.
any useful info would be good.
Try this for info. There's a lot more on the website about preparing yourself as well. I hope you're ok. Sending healthful vibes your way ~~~~~~ *hugs*
What happens during the procedure?
You are given a sedative or a regional or general anesthetic. A sedative helps you relax. A regional anesthetic numbs part of your body, preventing you from feeling pain while you remain awake. A general anesthetic relaxes your muscles and causes a deep sleep. It will prevent you from feeling pain during the procedure.
Your health care provider stretches open (dilates) your cervix and guides a scooplike instrument (a curette) into the uterus. Your provider uses the curette to scrape all around the lining of the uterus and remove tissue from your uterus. This tissue will be sent to the lab for tests.
What happens after the procedure?
If there are no complications, you may go home a few hours after the procedure. Expect some bleeding and menstrual-type cramps for the first day or so. Your health care provider may suggest a pain medicine to relieve the discomfort. Women who are still having periods usually have their next period 2 to 6 weeks after the D&C.
Do not place anything inside the vagina until your provider says it is safe. Do not use tampons for a few weeks after the D&C. Follow your provider's instructions about when you can have sexual intercourse.
Ask your provider what other steps you should take and when you should come back for a checkup.
I have recently (march) had 2 d & c procedures. The first was under a spinal anaesthetic which is unusual and only used due to the fact that I had pneumonia and the general was too risky.
The second was done under general anaesthetic and was an absolute breeze compared to the first.
Afterwards, there was no pain (either time) and the second time when they did a better job (very unusual that it isn't done properly the first time, so don't worry) I bled for approx 2 weeks but only very lightly. It was a bit like an extended period.
I hope that all goes well for you and that you have no pain afterwards. Take time to grieve and when the unexpected emotion pops up (as it is still doing do for me) don't beat yourself up - allow yourself permission to be a bit down/weepy/upset/irritable/overindulgent with food etc.
Pop on and talk about your emotions ... there are plenty of us who have unfortunately been through this and will offer as much support as we can!
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oh my god sorry
i was asking for sil i must have the wrong name as it is for left over membranes :o
I had a D & C in April last year and the one thing that I recommend is if your sil is breastfeeding, express express express. I only expressed enough milk for 1 bottle as it was only supposed to be a couple of hours, 6 hours later I was taken out of recovery and into room, had to stay overnight and luckily it was private so my DP and DD could stay with me. The only reason I had to stay overnight was because I had lost sooo much blood in surgery they were contemplating a blood transfusion. I was in no pain at all and had no pain afterwards and bleed for about 1 week after although very lightly.
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