There are three main types of anesthesia: local, regional, and general anesthesia. The type of hysterectomy you are having, the skill and preference of your surgeon, and your overall health will affect which options are available to you.
Local anesthesia is used to stop pain sensations in a specific part of the body, and it does not penetrate very deeply, nor does it cover a wide area. It is not typically used for a hysterectomy. Instead, you might have this type of anesthesia with a minor surgery or dental procedure. Local anesthesia does not put you into a state of unconsciousness.
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