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A 37-year-old member asked:

how painful is excision of stage 1 melanoma?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Hopefully little: There is variability from person to person, but the location on the body and depth of the melanoma will determine how wide an area around the melanoma needs to be removed. Once you are asleep or numb, the procedure itself should be painless (under local, IV or general anesthesia). Your surgeon can tell you what to expect post-operatively. Do not delay, melanomas can be life threatening!
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Not bad: Depends to some extent on the location - but if it is stage i, it usually requires a relatively small amount of skin and subcutaneous fat to be removed and can often be done with local anesthesia.
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
Not too bad: Most people can have the necessary surgery done as an outpatient with local anesthesia only.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I've had several suspicious lesions removed. If you're not squeamish, it's actually fun to watch, and I've had zero pain during and after; the same goes for most other folks I've seen.
Sep 3, 2012

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A 39-year-old female asked:

Having pain, pressure and popping sound with large incional hernia. N/v unable to have bm. Is this normal it hasnt hurt before.?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Post op complication: If you are having pain, not having any bowel movement and you are sick please get to the closest emergency room if you can. Call 911 if you must. If you are hesitant please page the surgeon on call for your surgeon to make sure that someone can give you exact advice today.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Will pain in the butt after an injection go away soon?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
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Sure: Eventually it will. Depending on the medication injected, the location, and any bruising/bleeding, the time to resolution will vary, but should be gone within a week or so.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is my tailbone pain from a fall? How to treat?

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It can be: Tailbone injuries can be extremely painful. Fortunately, they rarely cause any permanent damage and rarely need any kind of intervention. Unfortunately, little can be done to speed up recovery or change its course. Treatment usually involves avoiding pain, using soft cushions or doughnuts, and resting.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why does my calf hurt when I stand on my toes?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then you may have pain. Performing runners' stretches are very beneficial and should help reduce the pain. If it continues, seek medical treatment with a podiatrist.
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I m having upper and left hypochondrium pain since 5 years I have taken lot of proton pump inhibitors and took lot of medicines for IBS also.Wat shal?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
No easy answer: Ongoing pain in the upper abdomen that has not responded to standard treatments can pose a difficult problem to solve. Best to start with a thorough evaluation by a good gastroenterologist.

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