Suction Curettage: between 6 to 14 weeks after last menstrual period.

  • After widening of the cervix with rods a plastic tube is inserted into the uterus to remove the contents via suction.
  • A loop-shaped knife called a curette may be used to remove any remaining contents.
  • Due to the manual opening of the cervix a general anesthetic is typically given.
  • Side effects include cramping, pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, and possible risk of infection.
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