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How uncomfortable is a female sterilization surgery?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not bad with Essure
Female sterilization can now be done in the office with a local block.
It's the same set-up as a pap smear, most patients feel only mild cramps & leave for home without any problems. Ask your gyn for more info or look up essure.Com. It's a good way to avoid general anesthesia, incisions, or the usual risks of surgery. And, more effective long term! (ps-vasectomy is even less uncomfortable for you).

In brief: Not bad with Essure
Female sterilization can now be done in the office with a local block.
It's the same set-up as a pap smear, most patients feel only mild cramps & leave for home without any problems. Ask your gyn for more info or look up essure.Com. It's a good way to avoid general anesthesia, incisions, or the usual risks of surgery. And, more effective long term! (ps-vasectomy is even less uncomfortable for you).
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on type
Female sterilization is common.
It may be done by a minor surgery called laparoscopy. It requires general anesthesia and a small incision in your belly button. A camera is inserted & gas used to fill the pelvic cavity. The tubes are then occluded. Recovery is 1week. Another method is incision-less, local anesthia, & can be done in office (essure). Recovery is 24 hrs, & less risk. Picture=essure.

In brief: Depends on type
Female sterilization is common.
It may be done by a minor surgery called laparoscopy. It requires general anesthesia and a small incision in your belly button. A camera is inserted & gas used to fill the pelvic cavity. The tubes are then occluded. Recovery is 1week. Another method is incision-less, local anesthia, & can be done in office (essure). Recovery is 24 hrs, & less risk. Picture=essure.
Dr. Hector Chapa
Dr. Hector Chapa
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