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What is a surgical abortion?

Surgical abortion is a procedure that removes the contents of the uterus, often called the “womb.” It is also known as suction aspiration or vacuum aspiration. A surgical abortion can be performed after six weeks of pregnancy and before 14 weeks of pregnancy. This option is different from the Medical Abortion done with the Abortion Pills

What are the steps in a surgical abortion?

A surgical abortion is performed in a clinic and takes about 10 minutes. You will be given an intravenous (IV) catheter or injection of pain medication to numb the area. A health care provider inserts a thin tube into your uterus and uses a vacuum device to remove the pregnancy tissue. This procedure can also be done using sharp tools, called curettes, that are inserted through the cervix into the uterine cavity to grasp and remove the pregnancy tissue.

You may experience some cramping during this procedure; however, you should not feel any pain from having an IV inserted if you haven’t been given pain medication beforehand. The whole procedure usually lasts less than 10 minutes and does not require anaesthesia on your part other than local numbing medicine before it begins—but many women choose general or spinal anaesthesia for this medical treatment because they fear discomfort during recovery afterwards instead of just feeling cramps like normal menstrual cramps after having their menstrual period each month throughout adulthood which is why they go back every month without fail even though sometimes it hurts quite badly especially when it comes early like right around ovulation when everything starts up again like clockwork without fail every month without fail but anyway…

How do you prepare for a surgical abortion?

Before you get a surgical abortion, you will have to take some steps. These include:

Taking prenatal vitamins. This helps your body to grow the baby and prepare for childbirth if your pregnancy is not terminated.

Deciding whether you want to take an abortion pill at home or have a surgical abortion in the clinic. Your partner can help with this decision, but ultimately it is up to you what choice is right for you both!

Take a pregnancy test if you’re unsure about being pregnant or not (it’s important that this test be taken correctly). Once again, we recommend consulting with your partner about their feelings on this issue before proceeding forward with anything else!

How do you know if a surgical abortion is right for you?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant, it’s not a good idea to have a surgical abortion. The risks are higher, and the procedure may not be as effective in this case. If you are unsure about your decision, or if it’s been less than 2 days since your missed period, talk to a healthcare professional before taking any action.

If you have an infection or medical condition (such as diabetes) that could affect the abortion procedure in any way, make sure the doctor is aware of these factors before he/she performs surgery on you. It’s also important to tell your doctor if there is anything else they should know about your health before performing a surgical abortion—this will allow them to make an informed decision about whether this method of termination is right for you and any potential risks involved with having one performed at this stage in development.

What’s the difference between an aspiration and a D&C procedure?

Aspiration is the most common surgical abortion procedure, used in about 85-90% of all abortions. It is less invasive, less painful and has a faster recovery time than a D&C procedure. With aspiration, the doctor uses suction to remove the pregnancy tissue from your uterus.

D&C procedure is more invasive than aspiration (the doctor makes an incision in your cervix) and has more complications such as severe cramping and heavy bleeding for up to four days afterwards; it also takes longer to recover from than an aspiration does.

What about anaesthesia?

Surgical abortion is a simple procedure that can be done in a health care provider’s office, clinic, or medical centre. It does not require anaesthesia because the pain from the procedure is minimal and the recovery time is quick. For some women, however, anaesthesia may be desirable so that they feel no discomfort during the procedure or afterwards.

Anaesthesia options for first-trimester surgical abortions include:

Nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas)

Inhaled anaesthetic agents

Intravenous sedation

Surgical abortions are common, safe, and effective. DR Dolo Women’s Clinic

Surgical abortion is a safe, effective, and common method of ending a pregnancy.

In most cases, surgical abortions are the most common type of abortion procedure. A surgical abortion involves removing the embryo or fetus from your uterus through surgery.

Surgical abortions are usually safe and effective if you have an uncomplicated pregnancy (meaning you’re not having any problems with your pregnancy). They can be performed as early as five weeks after conception or up until about 20 weeks after conception depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

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