I had this done and I know now that it was an unnecessary procedure for me to have done. It was done prior to my laparoscopy. It was the most painful thing I have ever had done and I would NEVER have it done again without an anaesthetic of some kind. At the time, I felt as though the doctor who did it wasn't able to understand my pain at all.
If anyone is due to have this procedure done INSIST on a local or general anaesthetic!!!