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Im having a IUD taken out because it moved out of place & now surgery is needed is there any other options instead of anesthesia?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: In office or surgery
If in office you could have a 1 paracervical block.
If in operating room options r 2caudal, 3spinal or epidural or general are the options. U recover/go quicker with a general. For all 5 complication rates r about the same rate but different kinds. If you use your voice for a living avoid general if you can. If you use your legs avoid the others but these are very very rare complications.

In brief: In office or surgery
If in office you could have a 1 paracervical block.
If in operating room options r 2caudal, 3spinal or epidural or general are the options. U recover/go quicker with a general. For all 5 complication rates r about the same rate but different kinds. If you use your voice for a living avoid general if you can. If you use your legs avoid the others but these are very very rare complications.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
If the iud is embedded in the uterus, it can possibly be removed with what is called hysteroscopy.
Spinal or epidural can be used. If it has passed through the uterine wall, laparoscopy will be needed, and general anesthesia will be required.

In brief: It depends
If the iud is embedded in the uterus, it can possibly be removed with what is called hysteroscopy.
Spinal or epidural can be used. If it has passed through the uterine wall, laparoscopy will be needed, and general anesthesia will be required.
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Dr. Richard Grisoli
Also you can have iv sedation and a paracervical block.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Not unless you want to be very uncomfortable.

In brief: No
Not unless you want to be very uncomfortable.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Always options
Some anesthesia is always needed for surgery; but what kind depends on the type of surgery.
Sometimes a regional anesthetic, without general anesthesia is possible - in this case perhaps a paracervical nerve block. An epidural or spinal might also be sufficient. Discuss the possibilities with your anesthesia provider.

In brief: Always options
Some anesthesia is always needed for surgery; but what kind depends on the type of surgery.
Sometimes a regional anesthetic, without general anesthesia is possible - in this case perhaps a paracervical nerve block. An epidural or spinal might also be sufficient. Discuss the possibilities with your anesthesia provider.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Possibly
Talk to your OB doctor, it is possible that they could do this under sedation with the use of some local anesthesia.
A full general anesthetic is rarely needed.

In brief: Possibly
Talk to your OB doctor, it is possible that they could do this under sedation with the use of some local anesthesia.
A full general anesthetic is rarely needed.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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