Dilation And Curettage Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Dilation And Curettage complications.

Dilation And Curettage Risk Factors

Alternate Names for Dilation And Curettage:
D & C

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
  • Possible need to remove the uterus ( hysterectomy )

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Pre-existing infection
  • Pre-existing medical condition


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