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Is elmiron (pentosan) a better solution than a lidocaine injection?

Is elmiron (pentosan) a better solution than a lidocaine injection?

Takes longer: Elmiron (pentosan) takes about 3 months to start giving you relief from interstitial cystitis symptoms. Typically the other treatment is bladder instillations with a solution of lidocaine, Heparin and sodium bicarbonate. It's the Heparin that actually treats the condition, the other drugs are for symptoms. Heparin instillations work immediately but you'll typically need 8-12 treatments. ...Read more

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Could getting lidocaine injections into both sides of your thumb hurt?

Could getting lidocaine injections into both sides of your thumb hurt?

Yes: Any injection requires a needle, the pain can be minimized using smaller needles, some sedation or analgesics. ...Read more

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I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

I had a lidocaine injection for middle back pain which provided much relief. Forgot to ask how long it will last.

Back Pain: Depends on whether you had an epidural steroid injection or a "trigger point" injection. The duration could be anywhere from months to years based on the condition being treated and if you reinjure the area. If you have a herniated disk it will probably be a reoccurring problem. If all you had was muscle spasm from physical activity them it should be permanent relief. Learn how to avoid injury. ...Read more

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Hi, a Dr. recommended me to get 'lidocaine to the nerve';which I understood to be an injection for pain to the right testicle.Is this safe and needed?

Here are some...: Intractable testicular pain after ruling out infection, inflammation, torsion, etc., may require further diagnostic and therapeutic effort with local nerve block with lidocaine. Furthermore, cutting off the offending nerve fiber (neurectomy) may be even required for long-term treatment. Remember: Nothing is free but everything always comes with its consequence. ...Read more

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Is it common to bruise from a lidocaine injection?

Is it common to bruise from a lidocaine injection?

Yes: Especially if you are taking aspirin, Motrin or any other type of blood thinner like Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. It will turn green then yellow and then just fade away. ...Read more

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