Is The Curettage Procedure Safe?
Good morning. R nDok my mother has chronic stomach ulcers for more than 20 years. R nBut what I ask, my mother 2 months ago had vaginal discharge and a little blood came out from her vagina. Then in Pap smear, the result is normal, there is no disease whatsoever but after a few days the bleeding is small but frequent, then 1 week ago to the gynecologist on ultrasound, he said, the uterus was thickened and suggested for curettage. But mothers are not ready to be afraid of getting sick. Finally, the mother went home first and after going to the doctor 1 week ago until now, the mother had no more bleeding from her vagina but after the red blood did not come out, the vaginal discharge still came out and was followed by weakness. done even though the red blood is gone? And my mother is 64 years old and very weak, is curettage safe for my mother? R nPlease answer. Thanks.
Hello Via, thanks for your question
Curettage is a procedure for removing tissue from the uterus using a special instrument. This medical procedure is usually performed by obstetricians with the aim of:
as an examination to make a diagnosis, for example in bleeding after menopause, excessive bleeding outside the menstrual cycle, or as a follow-up examination of the pap smear
Furthermore, the tissue sample resulting from the curettage will be examined in the laboratory as therapy, for example in cases of incomplete abortion / miscarriage, steps for handling uterine or cervical polyps, cleaning the remaining placenta after delivery (retained placenta), or removing myoma. No need to worry, the curettage procedure only lasts 10-15 minutes, which is assisted by an anesthetic process to relieve the pain.
The limp condition that your mother is experiencing at this time may be due to continuous bleeding. If left untreated, excess bleeding has the potential to cause a reduction in red blood cells (anemia) and even disturbances in body circulation (shock). Of course, before deciding to perform a curettage procedure, the doctor will ensure that your mother's health condition is stable enough, so it is not surprising that an obstetrician will work closely with an internal medicine doctor.
Follow the medical advice given by the obstetrician who usually handles your mother. Once the underlying cause is identified, the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication or course of action.
Hope this information is useful