Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
How It Feels
If you have the procedure through the belly, you will feel a short, sharp sting from the needle used to give the numbing medicine. There is usually no pain when the collecting needle is put in the belly. You may feel some cramping when the needle is inside your uterus.
Most women do not find the transcervical procedure painful. You will probably find that this test feels similar to having a Pap test or pelvic examination. You may feel some cramping when the catheter is guided through your cervix.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics