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October 27th, 2005, 04:25 AM
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Okay I seen the gyncologist yesterday and he told me I have to go into today to get this thing not sure what he said inserted into my cervix and leave it there overnight to see if it will open it up for my D&C tomorrow? Has anyone geard of this and is it painful, I never had to get this done before on my last d&C please help!!!!!!!!!
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October 27th, 2005, 09:50 AM
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hi -

I've had 2 D&C's, and have never heard of having anything inserted the day before? I'd call the doc. back and get the actual name of what he's talking about so you can do some internet research on it.

As far as I know, the OB slowly dialated my cervix during the surgery and I really felt fine after both of them.
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October 27th, 2005, 11:09 AM
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It sounds like Cytotec or Laminaria. I never received it with mine, but I guess it depends on how far along you are too?? It's the same thing used to help dilate your cervix when you are in labor.
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October 28th, 2005, 11:06 AM
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Laminaria is sometimes inserted into the cervix a day before the procedure to minimize damage to the cervix. It absorbs water and expands thereby slowely opening the cervix.

That is probably what you are having put in.

Good luck with the procedure.
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