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Are Stents Painful
Generally so: These are focal deposits of growing bacteria on the surface of the cornea. The eye reacts strongly, gets very red and painful and usually is quite light sensitive. The vision almost always drops. Most come from contact lens wear problems. Remove your lens and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
See below: If the bladder biopsy is done in the office while you are awake, one expect a brief pain when the biopsy is taken and a similar sensation if cautery is used at the biopsy site to prevent/control any bleeding. After the biopsy, depending on the individual and extent of the biopsy, one can anticipate a variable degree of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, and blood in the urine for a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Hernias manifest with a variety of symptoms, pain being among them. It is highly variable how patients respond to a hernia, but pain and sidcomfort, along with an enlarging bulge under the skin are common. There are many however that have hernias of all sizes with no symptoms at all. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cochlear implants: Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices to treat bilateral severe to profound hearing loss. There is mild to moderate discomfort during the first 1-2 weeks of recovery, but pain is not expected thereafter. Results with rehabilitation/therapy are excellent. If you are interested in learning more about cochlear implants, I would be happy to arrange a virtual consult with you. ...Read more
Nerve irritation: The cornea is richly innervated with nerves of pain. An ulcer stimulates those nerves and a strong signal for pain is produced. Treatment is generally highly effective so 'honor' this pain by seeking help immediately. ...Read more
Yes, it's possible: Usually, stones that migrate into and obstruct the urine flow cause pain, however, non-obstructing stones in the kidney are both common and potentially also a cause for pain. This has been reported in the radiology literature, please see this article: http://www.Ajronline.Org/doi/full/10.2214/ajr.07.2922. ...Read more
Maybe: External hemorrhoids usually hurt and occassionally bleed, internal hemorrhoids usually bleed without pain unless they prolapse to the outside. Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids are not external hemorrhoids and are treated differently than true external hemorrhoids. Bleeding and pain is often a fissure. Get a colon and rectal surgeon to evaluate it properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but not for long: A woman's breast is squeezed as flat as possible for a couple seconds while the x ray is taken. It hurts, but it doesn't last long. Most women have no problem tolerating it. It shouldn't keep you from having it done if your doctor recommends it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
NOT Painful: This is a common misconception among lay people. Chemo is use of drugs. Taking any drug should not be painful. of course if it is an iv injection, there is some short lived discomfort. radiation is use of Rays, they are painless. So try to understand these things than just believing hearsay. ...Read more
Not usually: They are usually not tender.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do the paresthesias/dysesthesias associated with RLS usually feel like? Are they uncomfortable or are they truly painful?
Everyday i'm having scalp twitching or scalp spasms in my temporal area. They are not painful but are very annoying.
Scalp twitchings: I understand your concern about scalp twitchings and spasms. These symptoms are likely due to anxiety. At age 39, stresses of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, children moving away from home work problems and finances can cause anxiety and tension. Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23F, large mandibular tori under tongue, but they cause no pain or discomfort. Are they in danger of getting larger, or painful?
Mandibular tori: Large, irregular shaped growths of bone on the inside of the mouth below the lower teeth. They are not harmful or dangerous, and once grown usually do not change. But like all living tissue, change or growth is possible. They can be painful if irritated or injured, including formation of ulcers. ...Read more
Occasionally my stools are thin... Sometimes they are wide. Sometimes they are loose. Sometimes they are liquid. ?
Stools vary...: ...based on what you eat. As long as you feel well, don't see blood in the stool, and aren't losing weight unintentionally, then the consistency of your stools isn't a worry. They will change from day to day based on what and how much you eat. However, if you have persistent diarrhoea, fevers, abdominal pain, weight loss or bloody stools, you should be evaluated. ...Read more