Category: Early Pregnancy Procedures

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Tubal or Ectopic Pregnancy Treatments

A tubal or ectopic pregnancy can’t proceed normally. The fertilized egg can’t survive, and the growing tissue can destroy various maternal structures. If left untreated, life-threatening blood loss is possible. Early treatment of a tubal pregnancy can help ensure future healthy pregnancies. In this surgery, a small incision is made in the abdomen near or...

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Dilation And Curettage

A dilation and curettage procedure, also known as a D&C, is a surgical procedure in which the cervix (the lower, narrow part of the uterus) is dilated (expanded) so that the uterine lining (endometrium) can be scraped with a curette (spoon-shaped instrument) to remove abnormal tissue. A suction D&C uses suction to remove the uterine...

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