This procedure helps the doctor to clinically analyse the abnormality in cells, and assess further investigations if required.
Steps to take before the procedure
The patient is not allowed to take blood thinners, or douche the vagina at least 24 hours before the procedure. The patient cannot have sexual intercourse for around three days, before the scheduled date. A pregnant woman during menstruation is unlikely to go through this procedure.
What happens during the procedure?
During the procedure, the patient will have to lie on a table and put her feet into stirrups. The cervix and vagina will be moistened with an iodine solution to remove mucus and highlight the area that is being biopsied. Curette, a spoon-shaped instrument is used to scrape the mucous membrane of the cervical canal.
After Endocervical Curettage
The patient cannot have sexual intercourse until one week after the surgery. It is best to avoid straining the area. Post-surgery, the patient is advised not to exercise for the next 24 hours. In the case of continuous vaginal bleeding, fever, stomach ache, or bad smelling discharge, doctor’s assistance should be taken immediately.