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Does IV needle hurt?

Does IV needle hurt?

a little: An IV needle insertion can cause a bit of discomfort. This can be masked by preinjection of lidocaine, or by the application of cold. Once in, the IV needle usually does not hurt. ...Read more

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Can I get infection if med student made lots of small puncture wounds on back of wrist with same IV needle?

Can I get infection if med student made lots of small puncture wounds on back of wrist with same IV needle?

Potentially yes.: A needle can become contaminated after the first use. Any subsequent use whether accidental or intentional can lead to many types of infections. Usually only skin related contamination occurs, however, transmission of viruses, i.e., hiv, hepc, etc, is possible. The larger the size of the needle, the greater the risk. Needles should never be shared. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an IV needle/catheter to break off in vein and what would be the consequences and intervention if so?

Is it possible for an IV needle/catheter to break off in vein and what would be the consequences and intervention if so?

Yes: They can break but rare. They will break if they are not in the vein usually and they will get stuck under the skin , even if they break in the vein there is nothing to do surgically . But you have to watch for signs of infection at the site like redness , swelling , pain . That means it is getting infected and need to be removed. Very rarely they will move from the vein toward the heart. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during my upcoming surgery?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during my upcoming surgery?

Minimal: The I.V. Placement will be a needle stick - often the site is injected with a local anesthetic first, but that is still a needle stick. People tend to worry a lot about the I.V. - very few have significant pain with it. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the colposcopy?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the colposcopy?

Usually not needed: There is typically no IV or needles for colposcopy. Occasionally your doctor may give a numbing injection but typically not. There is some cramping and pinching associated with a cervical biopsy which is often done during a colposcopy. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the trigger point injections?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the trigger point injections?

Yes: Trigger point injections are usually painful, but when performed correctly can be very helpful in relieving pain. ...Read more

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Does the needle hurt when you check your sugar?

Does the needle hurt when you check your sugar?

Diabetes: Hi, it does hurt a little. Most people get used to it. Alternating fingertips and using some newer glucometers that are designed to read blood from hands or arms may be preferred. New advances will do away with the needles and use photometry to read blood glucose levels through the skin or fingernails. Good luck! ...Read more

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