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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Title Paracervical block with 1% lidocaine for pain control during intrauterine device insertion: a prospective, single-blinded, controlled study
Volume 2
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 263-267
URL http://www.scopemed.org/?jft=89&ft=89-1369676520
In this prospective controlled study we aimed to investigate efficacy of paracervical block with 1% Lidocaine for pain control and demographic variables which may affect pain perception during intrauterine device insertion in Turkish women. Data from 95 women assigned to paracervical block (n=34), placebo (n=30) and no treatment (n=31) arms and asked to grade the pain level they felt during tenaculum placement, intrauterine device insertion and 5 minutes after the procedure using a visual pain scale. Demographic variables were also recorded. Pain scores were found to be lower in paracervical block group when compared to other 2 groups during tenaculum placement (p=0.00), intrauterine device insertion (p=0.00) and 5 minutes after the procedure (p=0.00). Level of pain was unrelated to mode of previous deliveries and current breastfeeding. Paracervical block is an easy, safe and effective way of pain control during intrauterine device insertion. Lack of vaginal birth history is not a reason to draw back from intrauterine device use.

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