Dilation and curettage (D&C)

How D&C procedure is done

During a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C), your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold the walls of the vagina apart. Then your doctor inserts a series of rods (dilators) of increasing thickness to open (dilate) your cervix and allow access to your uterus. Next, your doctor inserts a long, thin instrument (curette) through your cervix into your uterus and carefully removes the tissue lining the inside of the uterus.