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Is anesthesia required for dilation and curettage?

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Dr. Karen Sibert answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Often a d & c may be done under sedation with Propofol and other meds such as versed or fentanyl. The gyn doctor may use local anesthesia around the cervix. If it's an emergency situation where the patient doesn't have an empty stomach, if the patient is extremely obese, or if there is heavy bleeding, general anesthesia may be safest. The ob/gyn and anes doctors will decide the best plan.

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Dr. Matt Malkin answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

D+c can be done with a variety of techniques. Can be mac/sedation helped with pudendal block, general, spinal. Depends on your health and aspiration risk, what you prefer, and anesthesiologist comfort level. You can discuss with your anesthesia provider your preferences.

Answered Oct 10, 2012

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Dr. Matt Malkin answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

D+c can be done with a variety of techniques. Can be mac/sedation helped with pudendal block, general, spinal. Depends on your health and aspiration risk, what you prefer, and anesthesiologist comfort level. You can discuss with your anesthesia provider your preferences.

Answered Apr 26, 2014

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

In my hospital this is usually done under a light general anesthetic.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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