Epidural Anesthesia While Undergoing Curettage?
Good evening .. I want to ask. Spinal / epidural injections … also apply to anesthesia before curettage, huh ??
Hello, Naya Jaak, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Curettage is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the uterus. This process is useful as a therapy and as a method of diagnosis (examination).
The curettage procedure itself can cause pain and discomfort if no previous anesthesia is done. The cervix will first be dilated through a dilation process with certain drugs and tools, then a type of spoon called a curette will be inserted to remove / scrape the unnecessary tissue in the uterus.
The choice of anesthetic depends on the doctor and the patient's preference. Types of anesthesia can vary, such as:
1. Local anesthesia: makes the area around the cervix feel nothing
2. Epidural anesthesia: numbs the waist down
3. General anesthesia: makes the whole body unconscious
In epidural anesthesia, an anesthetic is injected into the nerves of the lower back so that the waist / navel area does not feel anything but the patient remains conscious. Talk to your doctor about the choice of anesthetic method. Each method has its own advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contradictions.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
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