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Does Surgery Hurt
Different: Everybody has a different pain threshhold. Clearly, a person with a higher pain tolerance will say post-op bunion surgery pain was quite managable. Another important factor is the surgical procedure performed. Some procedures are more involved and therefore have more post-op pain. Either way, your physician should give you the appropriate post-op pain medication based upon these 2 factors. ...Read more
Depends: If by root canal surgery you mean root canal treatment, then if the nerve is dead, you can have it without anaesthesia. Except, why would you not want something that will make you more comfortable. If your dentist or endodontist is good at giving anesthesia, it would be very comfortabe. If, however, you mean surgery as in cutting the root, you will definitely want and need anesthesia for that. ...Read more
Nothing serious: Minor surgery, under local anesthetisia, they do not cut the whole joint open. Thank you. ...Read more
How bad does wisdom teeth surgery hurt and is it safe to undergo for people who suffer from seizures?
Depends: For the surgery you are typically unconscious, so you do not feel any pain-- until you awake. Then it depends heavily on if the teeth were impacted and how severely. Also, you need to discuss with the oral surgeon your seizure issues and make sure it is addressed with the anesthesiologist. ...Read more
Every surgery hurts!:
Orthopedic is the branch of medical sciences dealing with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, broken bones, pulled mucsles, torn tendons/ligaments, arthritis surgery.
The good thing about surgery is that pain it causes does get better and every week you would feel the improvement in it. ...Read more
It's all over now.: You probably meant to ask: "My big toe slightly overlaps my second toe." Right? This likely means that you are developing a bunion. The shifting of the big toe means it is either going over, under or pushing aside the second toe. Yours is going over. As long as you have no problems with the changing toe position, then leave it alone. Only time will tell if the problem will need some attention. ...Read more
The Costs can hurt.: Well let's see. There is the surgeon's fee, operating room fee, recovery room fee, anesthesiologist's fee, pre-operative testing costs, miscellaneous intra-operative supply fees, post-operative medication fee and possible rehab costs. Your insurance company may have already negotiated a lot of the costs already. Without insurance, you will have to ask around for the best price. Minimal pain. ...Read more
Depends: On your pain tolerance, severity of problem, presence of infection, circulatory and neurological status as well as the technique of administration of the injection. Generally, if you relax as best you can, under most circumstances, the injection is not excessively painful. ...Read more
I have an i.t. Band injury and they said that I may need surgery I am really scared how bad will it hurt afterward and what does the surgery involve?
Are you sure?: First, and probably most importantly, the vast majority of ITB injuries do well with nonoperative care. In the very small percent that have surgery, the technique used and therefore the recovery involved are based on the pathology. In some cases a torn tendon is repaired, in others a tight tendon is released or a spur removed arthroscopically. I would certainly discuss directly with your surgeon ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of shoulder pain, even after surgery. There could be a new tear or retear (which can occur in 20-50% of the time depending on size of the original tear), there could be neck problems that cause shoulder pain, and there could be arthritis or biceps problems that are totally unrelated. On rare occasions, chest and abdominal problems could even cause shoulder pain. ...Read more
I'm going to have surgery soon and am wanting to know if the injection (lidocaine) hurts and how much?
Likely: Most of the local anesthetics cause some pain when they are injected in sensitive areas of the body. It usually hurts first after injected and the it goes away. Different people experience pain different ways so some think it hurts a lot, some are ok. ...Read more
Going to have surgery soon, I'm really nervous for anesthesia more than anything. Does the IV hurt going in?
Shouldn't hurt much: The IV is a tiny thin plastic catheter that goes into a vein as a route to give meds ; fluid. Ask to have your skin numbed with a little Lidocaine (local anesthetic) before the IV goes in; you should barely feel the IV after that. Then you can have some medication to help you relax before you go into the or. Let me know if you have other questions about anesthesia. Best wishes! ...Read more
I have a tear on my minuscus, my surgery is in a couple months I stand at work for 6-7 hours. What can I do for it not to hurt while I work?
Support...: It is important to provide as much support to the affected joint as you can. Try to avoid very sudden movements; and definitely avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more