The practice of a curettage or curettage is usually short, between 10 and 15 minutes. This is a surgical procedure that is performed in order to avoid a strong bleeding and prevent a possible infection in the matrix. Also known as scraping the matrix, this intervention consists in extracting the endometrium, the thinnest layer of the uterus, with the use of a metal known as legra instrument. There are two types of curettage: the Gynecologic and the obstetric. Gynecological curettage is done to obtain samples and carry out further studies in patients with irregular menstrual cycles or who are continuing with bleeding after menopause, to diagnose the presence of cancer cells, to develop research of infertility, or reduce mass.
The second, is performed to remove tissue residues that remain after a delivery. After the application of anesthesia, which can be general or individual according to the patient, the gynecologist dilates the neck of the womb with instruments known as dilators and introduces a small vacuum cleaner across the neck of the uterus and suctioned uterine contents or employs legra to manually remove the remnants of fabric. The risks involved an intervention and this naturlaleza include the possibility of puncturing the uterus because the matrix is very weak, some tissue remains to remain inside the matrix, infection or bleeding, intrauterine adhesions, damage to the cervix or infections of the uterus or pelvic area, and hemorrhages. Recovery after a curettage or curettage is generally simple, patients recover quickly and be incorporated into their work in a few days; However it is recommended to consult the specialist in case of presenting heavy bleeding with clots, intense pain in the lower abdomen, vaginal discharge odor or fever. It is appropriate to also consider other alternatives to this surgery as the use of medications that cause the matrix to contract and the type of drug and dosage, empty, as well as other details should be discussed with your Gynecologist of header. If it has to undergo this procedure, it is very important to be in a recognized clinical and supervised by medical staff trained and responsible, since his practice requires the application of anesthesia general or individual, as well as a clear understanding of the risks associated with an intervention such as a curettage or curettage.