Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 230--235

Effectiveness of paracervical block for pain relief in women undergoing hysterosalpingography


Shikha Jain1, Dattaprasad B Inamdar1, Abha Majumdar1, Deepak K Jain2 
1 Centre of IVF and Human Reproduction, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Surgical Oncology, TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shikha Jain
88, Raj Nagar, Pitampura, New Delhi - 110 034
India

Objectives: To evaluate the potential benefit, in terms of pain relief, of the paracervical block with 2% lignocaine in women undergoing hysterosalpingography (HSG). Study Design: This study was a prospective randomized controlled study. Settings: This study was conducted in infertility clinic of a tertiary care center. Materials and Methods: Four hundred and six patients undergoing HSG as a part of infertility evaluation were included in the study. These women were randomized into two groups: Group I received paracervical block with 2% lignocaine at the time of HSG (n = 53) and Group II (n = 53) served as control. Hyoscine (10 mg) oral tablet was given to all the patients 30 min before the procedure. Pain perception during the procedure was analyzed by the patient between 0 and 10 on a numeric rating scale, immediately after HSG. Results: The baseline demographic characteristics of participants in two groups were similar. Mean pain score immediately after HSG in the study group and control group was 4.84 ± 2.56 and 5.21 ± 1.89, respectively (P = 0.21). Conclusions : There is no benefit of paracervical block with 2% lignocaine, in terms of pain relief, in women undergoing HSG.


How to cite this article:
Jain S, Inamdar DB, Majumdar A, Jain DK. Effectiveness of paracervical block for pain relief in women undergoing hysterosalpingography.J Hum Reprod Sci 2016;9:230-235


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Jain S, Inamdar DB, Majumdar A, Jain DK. Effectiveness of paracervical block for pain relief in women undergoing hysterosalpingography. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];9:230-235
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