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