A 31-year-old female asked:
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Had a shirodkar cervical cercleage as a precaution. When this is removed at 28 to 35 weeks, will anasthesia be required again in theater to remove the stitch? Had general anesthesia when inserting the cercleage.

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Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No anesthesia is required for removal.
Answered on Feb 15, 2020

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