Endometrial curettage - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Endometrial curettage involves surgically scraping the endometrium (the inner surface of the uterus) to loosen and remove some of the contents of the uterus. It can be used during an abortion (Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy) after the embryo has been removed by suction, making it possible to fully clean the cavity. Endometrial curettage may also provide tissue samples to diagnose a possible endometrial cancer. It is sometimes used for uterine blood loss, called metrorrhagia, to stop the bleeding.

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