EFFICACY OF INTRACERVICAL BLOCK IN CERVICAL DILATATION AND UTERINE INTERVENTION

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Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objectives:
Minor gynecological procedures like suction curettage, dilatation curettage, hysteroscopy and hysterosalpingography
are frequent occurrence of almost all Obstetrics and Gynecology units. All these procedures are painful and requires
some form of anesthesia. Mostly G/A or paracervical blocks are preferred. General anesthesia is expensive, needs

in pain management as an alternative to general anesthesia
Results: Total 60 patients were recruited in the study. 72% of patients were <30 years of age. 38(63.3%) patients had
patient had good results with no pain .12(20%) patients had satisfactory pain relief with mild discomfort and in 5(8%)
patients it failed and procedure performed under G/A. No drug or procedure related complications were observed in
any patient
Conclusion: Intracervical block is effective,safe and simple for pain management in cervical dilatation and uterine
intervention.
Key words: intracervical block, pain, cervical dilatation, HSG.

Authors: 
Roeeda Shams
Abida Nasreen1
Sarwat Noreen1
Shahida Rasheed1