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Got vulvodynia after pap smear. How does pap smear trigger vulvodynia? Does it mean doc caused nerve injury? Is this nerve injury permanent?

Got vulvodynia after pap smear. How does pap smear trigger vulvodynia?  Does it mean doc  caused nerve injury? Is this nerve injury permanent?

Vulvodynia describes: Only where the pain is, not why. If your pain is new &started after pap, then a mechanism of injury needs to be identified.Pap smears shouldn't be traumatic. Irritation or damage to pelvic nerves (pudendal for example) can cause these symptoms, but i lack the full info. Rarely pain syndromes develop with minor injuries, like crps/rsd (google). I've had mixed luck with spinal cord stimulation/meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

How do i treat nerve injury in my hands caused by lifting weights?

Answer depends: Perhaps the most common nerve injury from lifting weights is carpal tunnel syndrome caused by hypertrophy of the flexor tendons. This occurs with very committed weight lifters. This can be treated by night time wrist splinting sometimes. Where are your symptoms and how did the injury occur? That will help us answer the question directly. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Tip)

Diabetes

Diabetic patients cannot safely drink a lot of alcohol--it causes more nerve damage. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What is best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

What is  best is to treat sciatic nerve injury in children?

Depends: Depends if the injury is reparable or not. Sometimes the nerve can be surgically repaired by neurosurgical procedure. If its irreparable neurostimulation is an option. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

What is the definition or description of: nerve injury?

Nerve Injury: Nerve injury is a general term for any problem with the nerve that results form injury. It can present as pain, numbness, weakness or any combination. ...Read more

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Vegan Diet (Tip)

Vegan Diet

If you are truly vegan, you must take a B12 supplement daily to prevent low energy and nerve damage. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

What is the treatment for radial nerve injury with supracondylar fracture in children?

See below: Once the fracture is treated the usual management of a radial nerve injury would be one of waiting. The nerve could have been damaged by the fracture, or could be compressed by swelling of the tissues around the fracture site. Talk with your orthopedic surgeon and see if nsaids might be a good option, or if other therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for traumatic nerve injury?

SCENAR: Good nutritional support (omega 3 supplement high in dha), and scenar treatment are two good starts. Scenar is a microcurrent biofeedback device that needs to be used by a certified and experienced practitioner, but can be particularly helpful. It's similar to a tens unit, but much more effective. ...Read more

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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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