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07 Apr 2003

LAPROSCOPIC STERLISATION
Dear Doc

Pls advise what the procedure for Laproscopic Sterilisation is.
Can it be done right after you give birth (normal birth not ceaser?)
Is it painfull.

Thanks

Maxi
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Laparoscopic sterilisation involves putting a small telescope into the abdomen under anaesthetic, identifying the tubes and putting clips or rings across them to block them off. This procedure cannot be done immediately after delivery as the uterus is too big to safely put the telescope in without causing damage. A sterilisation done immediately after delivery is done by a different method - a small cut is made under the navel, the tubes are identified and they are then cut and tied. All operations involve some pain, but this is not a particularly big operation.
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