Patient Comments: D and C - Experience

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Comment from: Epipidobat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I had D and C for fetal demise at about 7 weeks pregnant. The procedure was done under sedation and local anesthesia with gentle suction rather than scraping. I thought I got off easy because I had no pain or bleeding for 4 days, but then had the worst cramps of my entire life (literally) that 4th night. Thankfully the pain responded to Advil, and then I started having normal levels of bleeding, similar to a menstrual cycle. I’m on day 5 of bleeding... hopefully it will all wrap up soon!

Comment from: Sarah, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

I had my D and C after losing my baby at 10 weeks. The procedure seemed to go okay and I wasn’t in any pain after. Week later I feel insane amount of burning in my intestines and severe heartburn. I've never had this before but had to made an appointment for tomorrow.

Comment from: MissyM, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 20

I am 47 and have heavy periods that can last weeks at times. I had a D and C because my gynecologist detected two small polyps, and also to help with heavy bleeding. I'm not so sure that this was medically necessary, but I trust my doctor. I was put out during the procedure. The procedure itself has not been bad at all. I had extremely light spotting and minimal cramps. The worst part was anesthesia. My throat is very sore and I have had the worst acid reflux since the procedure.

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