When a uterine curettage is performed usually applies to the patient a general anesthesia to be a low-risk surgery, above all so that it does not get nervous when carrying out the procedure, although it can also be applied locally and must be conducted in a surgery room accompanied by a brief stay in the hospital so the doctor check the status health of women and their progress. Once has numbed the woman, is to enter the instrument called a curette through the vagina, which is an instrument honed a kind of head of spoon at one end that will go through the neck of the uterus and that will gently scrape off the endometrium to remove unwanted tissue. Curettage has several applications, among which we will find: abortion of less than three months of gestation, treatment of irregular menstrual bleeding, as well as to remove parts that are inside the woman when an abortion is practiced or to complete the abortifacient working. If used as abortifacient method, importantly, it has efficacy in almost 100% of cases, leaving only 1% margin of error. There are other reasons why the curettage can practice, but they are not as common.
Among these we can find some women who have already entered into menopause and have bleeding on the one hand, and on the other women who practiced an ultrasound that throws than your endometrium (which is a tissue that is located within the matrix) is thick. Unlike previous cases, curettage in these cases will serve to take a sample of endometrial tissue and thus able to obtain a biopsy and thus know what kind of treatment is that has to be taken depending on the case through a microscopic inspection in order to understand the origin of the bleeding. As mentioned previously is a low-risk surgery, in addition to being a procedure practiced commonly, but despite this there is to remember that each body is different, so in some cases come to present some discomfort as cramping, nausea that may end up in vomit and sometimes bleeding that resembles the menstruation. Original author and source of the article