Preparing foryour surgery

Before surgery, your doctor may order some tests and do some examinations.

They may also ask you to take a medication called misoprostol before the procedure. This can help to soften your cervix, making the procedure easier. It comes in a tablet form that can be taken either orally or vaginally. Cervagem (Gemeprost) is another cervix softening agent that is given as a pessary. 

Your anaesthetic options

The types of anaesthesia and post-op pain relief you may be offered.


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