Reducing Hysteroscopy Pain with Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation
This study by Lisón et al. (Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2017) aimed to determine the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) at relieving pain during an office-based hysteroscopy without sedation.
Randomized Controlled Study (RCT)
138 women undergoing office-based hysteroscopy were either given TENS treatment, placebo TENS, or no intervention (control). The women receiving TENS treatment had 2 electrodes placed parallel to their spinal cords at the T10-L1 and S2-S4 levels, and received varying high-frequency (80-100 Hz), 400-microsecond electrical stimulation. Those given the placebo treatment had electrodes placed, but received no electrical stimulation. Using TENS, there was a reduction in pain on entry of the hysteroscope as well as on contact and biopsy.
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