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See, a laminaria tent dilates the cervix and makes it very easy to perform a D and C.
It is not very painful, do not worry.
The actual procedure would be done under anesthesia.
Sepsis is not likely since you are being monitored by a doctor.
DO not worry , relax and go ahead with the procedure.
All the best
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