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Does It Hurt To Get A Transrectal Ultrasound Done
It can: Some patients tolerate the procedure without difficulty others have issues with rectal examinations and become very sensitive to the process. Usually IV sedation is used for the procedure and sometime just topical anesthesia is used. If you relax and do not tense up most people tolerate the procedure without difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
No: Ultrasound exams use sound waves to produce the images, and are painless. Some ultrasounds are performed with a transducer inside the body (vagina, rectum, throat), there may be some discomfort associated with the transducer placement. ...Read more
Not usually: If vaginal intercourse is not painful then neither should a trans-vaginal sono. If there is an infection of your tubes or a large ovarian cyst then application of pressure with the probe over the areas of concern may cause some degree of discomfort (what we doctors call pain). ...Read more
Yes: Even when done perfectly, a standard hemmorhoidectomy remained one of the most painful surgeries to recover from. There are new techniques that may lessen the pain somewhat such as the use of ligasure. There is also a new technique called thd which uses a doppler probe to find the source of the problem without an incision and looks to be a promising new technique with minimal post-op discomfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are various reasons to have a hysterectomy. Some are fibroids, pain, heavy bleeding, or cancer. It is important to know that there are newer types of hysterectomies that result in much less pain, such as vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic. Consider consultation for these minimally invasive methods if you need a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can if awake: Passage of cystoscope can be uncomfortable or painful, more so for men who should request use of a flexible cystoscope. Kidney pelvis distention can cause flank pain during the retrograde injection of contrast medium. We always do it under general anesthesia for children. Women could request that urologist uses a pediatric cystoscope which is much slimmer + would be much more comfortable. ...Read more
Not common: If you a talking about ablating ovarian cysts, as is sometimes done for pcos - the ablation itself would cause minimal pain. The laparoscopy done to access the ovaries would cause mild pain that would normally be controlled with oral pain medications. If you mean an endomatrial ablation, there would likely be minimal pain during or after the procedure, as most are done under general anesthesia. ...Read more
What happens at a transvaginal ultrasound? Does it hurt? How big is the probe? Will it be different because I have vaginismus? I'm scared.
Don't Worry!: If you are able to engage in vaginal intercourse then a transvaginal ultrasound should not be a big deal. The probe is about a foot long and no more than an inch in diameter. The probe is covered in a condom and lubricated with gel. You may insert it if you ask. It is advanced to the cervix and moved to see the uterus and ovaries. Many women like the tv exam better since the bladder isn't full. ...Read more
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