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Do you have to be under general anesthesia in order to have laproscopic surgery for IUD removal?

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic surgery generally always requires general anesthesia due to the insufflation of the abdomen with co2 to create a space to see and work.
Removal of an iud does not usually require laparoscopy though, unless it has somehow migrated intraperitoneal. Iud removal can often be done with a paracervical block, with or without sedation.

In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic surgery generally always requires general anesthesia due to the insufflation of the abdomen with co2 to create a space to see and work.
Removal of an iud does not usually require laparoscopy though, unless it has somehow migrated intraperitoneal. Iud removal can often be done with a paracervical block, with or without sedation.
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Dr. Gregory Ginn
Removal of an IUD is not usually done laparoscopically, and can be done under IV sedation or epidural anesthesia.. It would be very unusual for an IUD to migrate into the abdomen through the uterus, but is possible. Hope that helps a bit:-)
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

General anesthesia is recommended for this hopefully short procedure.
Sometimes it takes some time if the iud is free in the abdomen & i've had some interesting cases that required meticulous inspection before finally finding it hidden in bowel or omentum or even snuggled up by the liver. So, yes-have general anesthesia.

In brief: Yes

General anesthesia is recommended for this hopefully short procedure.
Sometimes it takes some time if the iud is free in the abdomen & i've had some interesting cases that required meticulous inspection before finally finding it hidden in bowel or omentum or even snuggled up by the liver. So, yes-have general anesthesia.
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Dr. Buck Parker
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic abdominal surgery requires general anesthesia.

In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic abdominal surgery requires general anesthesia.
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Dr. Michael Sheehan
Most IUD's since they are in the uterus are removed in the office with a speculum exam, if the strings can't be seen an ultrasound may see the IUD and it can be grasped with a clamp and removed. Only extremely difficult cases where there is perforation of the uterus require anesthesia for removal
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Because laparoscopy involves filling your abdomen up with carbon dioxide gas, you will need ga to help breathe against the pressure.
Once the procedure is done and the pressure removed, the breathing tube will be removed.

In brief: Yes

Because laparoscopy involves filling your abdomen up with carbon dioxide gas, you will need ga to help breathe against the pressure.
Once the procedure is done and the pressure removed, the breathing tube will be removed.
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: No

This can be done with local, with a small amount of sedation.
Only if the iud is really stuck would they have to go deeper.

In brief: No

This can be done with local, with a small amount of sedation.
Only if the iud is really stuck would they have to go deeper.
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