A suction curettage can be done up to 12 weeks’ amenorrhoea. The woman may choose either local anaesthetic or PSA (procedural sedation and analgesia, also known as light sedation). For a suction curettage, the cervical canal is slightly dilated and then the pregnancy is removed with a disposable plastic curette and the uterus is curetted. In this way there is generally little blood loss after the procedure. The treatment last approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
If the woman has opted for PSA she is not allowed to actively participate in traffic for 24 hours.