Other Treatments for Uterine Fibroids
For Managing Excessive Vaginal Bleeding
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
If your primary concern is abnormal bleeding, you may be a candidate for a procedure called a
- To rule out endometrial cancer by obtaining a sample of endometrial tissue for examination
- To reduce the thickness of the endometrium (tissue lining of the uterus), which may stop the excessive bleeding
Rare complications include:
- Perforation of the uterus
When to Contact Your Healthcare Provider After the Procedure
- Abnormal bleeding
- Abnormal discharge
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/ . Accessed March 2, 2006.
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy . 17th ed. Merck and Co.; 1999.
Last reviewed March 2007 by
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