Danger Of Curettage Procedure To Clean Up The Remaining Tissue In The Uterus?
Good evening, I want to ask, this morning I checked with the obstetrician said there was a residual pregnancy in my uterine wall and had to be stricken, was that a big risk ??? Please answer yes
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Curettage is basically a procedure to clean up the remnants of pregnancy tissue in the womb in women after a miscarriage or the remnants of placental tissue left behind after delivery. Curettage is also sometimes performed on women with abnormal bleeding from the uterus due to any cause. Before doing curettage, a cervical dilatation procedure is usually done first (if the cervix closes). You will also be given anesthesia (you can choose whether you want local anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, or local anesthesia, generally anesthesia is done only with local anesthesia). After your cervix is dilated and the anesthetic has been taken, a device will be inserted into your vagina through the cervix to scrape and suck the remaining tissue in the uterus.
This procedure usually only takes a few minutes and you usually don't need post-treatment hospitalization. You only need observation for a few hours after the action. Side effects that you usually feel after the action are abdominal cramping pain and mild bleeding from the vagina. However, this procedure still has risks, such as tears in the uterus and blood vessels, as well as the possibility of scar tissue forming in the uterus which causes menstrual disorders and fertility problems (very rare). You also need to know that your obstetrician must have considered that the risk of leaving residual tissue in the uterus and not doing curettage will be greater than the risk of side effects of doing curettage, so your doctor still recommends doing curettage.
If after doing the curettage you experience the following symptoms, you should immediately go to the hospital again:
there is a lot of bleeding and you experience severe abdominal pain, you have a fever coming out of foul smelling liquid from the vagina.
Here are the articles that you can read about curettage measures and post-curettage treatment tips
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