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Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Does it hurt to get an ultrasound test done?

Does it hurt to get an ultrasound test done?

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

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Does it hurt to get a hysterosalpingography done?

Not usually: Pain associated with an hsg is usually due to tubal spasm. If the individual performing the procedure, injects slowly there usually is no pain. The only exception is if you have tubal disease and adhesion's then the procedure can be painful. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a trans vaginal ultrasound?

Does it hurt to have a trans vaginal ultrasound?

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

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How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

Costs vary: I don't know what you are having a doppler ultrasound of but, in general, you can call and get prices from hospital and imaging centers in the area in which you live. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a hemorrhoidectomy done?

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 more

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Does it hurt to get a hysterectomy done?

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 more

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Does it hurt to get a lumpectomy done?

Does it hurt to get a lumpectomy done?

Minor surgery. : A lumpectomy is typically performed as an outpatient surgery under twilight anesthesia, supplemented by a local; post-op pain well-controlled by Ibuprofen +/-hydrocodone. Most people may return to normal activities within one week. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

Does it hurt to get a cystoscopy with retrograde pyelography done?

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

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Is it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to hurt on a virgin?

Yes.: In a virgin, the entrance of the probe is slightly painful. After entry, it does not hurt. Most of the pain comes out of the spasm of the muscles because of fear. The more you relax the less painful it is to do the ultrasound in a virgin. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an ovarian ablation done?

Does it hurt to get  an ovarian ablation done?

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

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Does it hurt to get a neck cta done?

Does it hurt to get a neck cta done?

NO: This is a radiology test that typically uses contrast dye injected into an IV in the arm. There is often a warm sensation in the arm but not truely sharp pain. The area being imaged does not usually develop any sensations during this test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast cancer if it doesn't show up on an ultrasound?

Is it possible to have breast cancer if it doesn't show up on an ultrasound?

Yes: Ultrasound is only one means of evaluation of the breast. Physical examination and mammogram can be more accurate in some settings. Breast MRI is used sometimes. Breast biopsy of a concerning finding may be the only way to confirm that a breast condition is benign or not. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a thyroid needle biopsy done?

Does it hurt to have a thyroid needle biopsy done?

Like blood draw: Thyroid needle biosy is likely to hurt about as much as the pain associated with blood draw. Often a thinner needle is used for fna than for blood draw. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a laminotomy done?

30-60 mins: It varies on how many levels surgeon to surgeon redo take twice as long. ...Read more

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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.

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

Transrectal Ultrasound (Definition)

Transrectal ultrasound involves the insertion of a special probe through the anus to obtain ultrasound images of the ...Read more