Dilatation and Curettage

Dilatation and Curettage is a procedure to remove tissue within the uterus to treat certain conditions. It may be recommended if you have heavy bleeding, or to remove the lining of the uterus following a miscarriage or abortion. The procedure involves dilating the cervix, the part below the uterus with the help of instruments or medication, and using an instrument called a curette to remove uterine tissue. Tissue may be removed by cutting or suction.