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Dr. Jeff Lin Dr. Lin
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Is a leep procedure painful?

Dr. Jeff Lin Dr. Lin
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Is a leep procedure painful?

Depends on several: parameters - is this being done in office or surgery center/OR with anesthesia, is there local anesthesia (paracervical block or otherwise), will the patient be premedicated (with something like ibuprofen/Motrin/advil or Aleve/naprosyn/naproxen), the patient's pain threshold. In general, it may be crampy during and after the procedure but should not be overly so ...Read more

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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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Is a evlt procedure painful?

Is a evlt procedure painful?

EVLT painful?: This treatment for varicose veins can be done without sedation, ivs, etc but typically a numbing solution is injected to "float" the vein in numbing medicine. Those injections are uncomfortable but it is rare for a patient who needs both legs treated to fail to come back for their second leg. I conclude, therefore, that while uncomfortable, most patients don't see this as too troublesome. ...Read more

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Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

Is hymen reconstruction a painful procedure?

Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. Reconstructive surgery on the vulva or vagina can be done if something had damaged the area. One can interview 2-3 gynecologic specialists to get an idea of what is involved. Of course, the doctors will have to do an exam to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Is the laser procedure to remove cervical erosion painful (during the procedure itself and afterwards during intercourse)?

Is the laser procedure to remove cervical erosion painful (during the procedure itself and afterwards during intercourse)?

No: The surface of the cervix can be numb by spray or injection. This makes the procedure painless. Discomfort after is usually minimal. It does however depend on how much material is removed. Hope this helps. Best of luck ...Read more

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Is this laser liposculpture a painful procedure?

Is this laser liposculpture a painful procedure?

Not usually: Liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia. The recovery is usually very quick. I often perform laser liposculpture under local anesthesia, and it is quite tolerable. Patients are awake and talk to me during surgery. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more

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Is a discogram procedure extremely painful?

Is a discogram procedure extremely painful?

Yes: But this test is usually necessary to determine if your level of disc abnormality on the MRI is really an problem or not. Many times the bad disc is not visualized on a MRI done while lying down. The discogram injects saline into the disc creating pressue in the disc simulating gravity effect whil standing, if the disc is bad the disc wil extrude and cause pain but you will know you need surgery. ...Read more

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Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on her diagnosis. I assume she has some sort of problem with her pap smear. Usually cervical issues, those conditions found in a pap test, dont require hysterectomy. The leep can be both diagnostic and treat most conditions involving her cervix, but she should consult her doctor as to why either procedure should be done. ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...Read more

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Can I have normal pap smear after leep procedure?

Can I have normal pap smear after leep procedure?

Yes, very likely: You should not be surprised as it is expected to be normal unless the leep did not remove the previous abnormality completely. ...Read more

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How painful is back MRI procedure?

How painful is back MRI procedure?

Not likely: The MRI process is essentially painless. The only real discomfort involves staying still on a hard table for the duration of the study. ...Read more

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Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Is flexible sigmascope painful without sedation?

Lasts 3-5 minutes: Sigmoidoscopy involves insertion of a flexible tube into your rectum, advanced anywhere from 35 to 70 cm. Air is used to inflate the colon during this process. If awake, you may feel distension from the air & pressure of scope passage. Everyone's threshold for discomfort varies so some don't feel sigmoidoscopy as uncomfortable at all while others register much discomfort from the same stimuli. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Is bleeding after colposcopy (cervical scraping) normal?

Normal: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts ...Read more

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What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is painful urination common after catheter being removed? Please rush

What is urethrocystoscopy + bladder neck incision? I underwent that procedure. Is  painful urination  common after catheter being removed? Please rush

Common: It is common to have painful urination for a week or two after catheter is removed. Given your young age, your urologist probably diagnosed you with a high riding bladder neck that was causing you difficult voiding symptoms. The procedure involves putting a camera scope in your urethra and making relaxing incisions in your bladder neck with laser or cautery to change your bladder neck angle. ...Read more

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Is an SCS implantation a painful procedure?

Is an SCS implantation a painful procedure?

Chronic pain: Placement of a spinal cord stimulator is not very painful if the leads are placed through the skin. Placement of a paddle lead requires moving the muscle off the spine and removing part of the bony spinal canal (laminectomy). This will lead to some temporary increased muscle pain after surgery but the paddle lead provides increased pain relief and will less likely migrate from the best position. ...Read more

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I got abnormal pap test immediately following leep procedure. Did the procedure cause the problem?

I got abnormal pap test immediately following leep procedure. Did the procedure cause the problem?

No: No, but the dysplasia may not have totally resolved after the leep. It is very important that you follow up as recommended by your physician to determine if additional excisional procedures are needed to prevent the dysplasia from progressing to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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