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How painful is endometriosis?

How painful is endometriosis?

Variable: In some women, even a large amount of endometriosis causes no pain. In other women a small amount causes significant pain. Women feel a variety of different pain symptoms and the severity is different from person to person. It can be debilitating or it can be very mild. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more


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How painful is pleurisy?

How painful is pleurisy?

Pain: Pein is perceived. There is no scale to predict pain. Physicians would never tell you how you will experience pain. It is the other way around. You tell us your experience. ...Read more

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How common is diverticulitis?

How common is diverticulitis?

Not common: Diverticulosis is present in 60% of the population above the age of 60. Diverticulitis is present in a very low percentage of patients. The treatment depends on the severity of the attack ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney infection?

How painful is a kidney infection?

Will vary.: Kidney infections are serious and require prompt treatment with the right antibiotic. Flank pain is the most common symptom and can range from mild flank discomfort to severe flank pain with fever, nausea, and vomiting. If you think you have a kidney infection, see your physician as soon as you can for evaluation and urine culture. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

Infection : It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

Meckel's : A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. ...Read more

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How painful is a kidney biopsy?

How painful is a kidney biopsy?

Depends: Kidney biopsies are done under local anesthesia (unless you are a pediatric patient) and either an ultrasound or CT scan is used to select a good location. Many physicians will inject 5-15ml of 1% lidocaine into the skin/muscle/soft tissues. You will still feel some pressure but should not have sharp pain during the biopsy. ...Read more

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Is colitis painful?

Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them. ...Read more

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How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

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Here are some...: Nowadays, most cases of inguinal hernia are barely visible as a bulging spot at groin but easily palpable with a professional finger after detailed history taking as well as usually painless until occasional irreversible sliding-down into the hernial sac of abdominal contents occurs. So, seek evaluation vigilantly whenever increasing constant pain with inguinal bulging develops & progresses. ...Read more

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How painful is bowel prep?

None: There should be no pain with a bowel prep, which are laxatives to clean the intestines. There could be mild bloating, fullness, or minimal intestinal cramping feeling. Of course, diarrhea is the natural expected result of this bowel prep. ...Read more

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How long is your tummy tender after flareup of diverticulitis?

How long is your tummy tender after flareup of diverticulitis?

Maybe: Several weeks. Depends on how severe the episode was, how quickly the antibiotics worked & how effective the antibiotics are. ...Read more

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How painful is labor?

How painful is labor?

Not pain-free: Don't get suckered, labor hurts. How different women cope with pain is what varies. It is possible to deliver without drugs or epidural but some women have added fears, anxiety, distrust, & misinformation which can add exponentially to the pain experience. Talk to your OB about options & your needs. Labor with family and/or friends who help and trust your OB provider - you'll be just fine. ...Read more

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How painful is childbirth?

Very painful: At best - Labor pain can feel like really severe menstrual cramps. The cramping radiates from the pelvis to the back or the back to the pelvis. Without an epidural many women find it unbearable during their first pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancies, they are able to tolerate the pain better and the labor can be shorter. ...Read more

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How painful is it taking a tooth out?

Not at all: Removal of teeth is smooth and easy. Make sure the doctor well trained. Most oral surgeons are quick and efficient at removing teeth. Removal of infected teeth can be painful sometimes due to the inability of the anesthetic shots to be fully effective. You can consider sedation if this is the case. Goo luck! ...Read more

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Infected cebaceous cyst. Very painful. On augmenting now. How long does it take for pain to reduce? Getting it operated once not painful. Thanks

24-48 hours: It needs surgical intervention - meanwhile apply warm, wet compresses for 10 minutes 3-4 x a day. The antibiotic may take 24-48 hours to work. If it's not helping by then, it may not be covering the germ and would need to be changed. (you need staph coverage; maybe even mrsa). ...Read more

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How common is it to get severe? Pain with kidney stones?

How common is it to get severe? Pain with kidney stones?

Kidney stones: Pain with kidney stones is quite common. Severity is a subjective quality. However, there are many instances where there is no pain and the only sign is some blood in the urine and when tests are done the stone is seen. ...Read more

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What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

Outpouching: From the duodenum. Usually asymptomatic and found during endoscopy or radiologic studies. It can lead to blockage of the biliary pancreatic tree, become inflamed and rarely rupture or bleed. If symptomatic, may require surgery.. ...Read more

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How painful is a ruptured spleen feel?

How painful is a ruptured spleen feel?

Painful: The spleen lies just under the diaphragm on the left side so when it ruptures the blood gets under the diaphragm causing significant pain with each breath and sometimes into the left shoulder blade area additionaly blood will run down left side causing pain along left side even into pelvis. It is usually very painful. ...Read more

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How common are pilonidal cysts? If it is not painful then is treatment/surgery really necessary for long term?

How common are pilonidal cysts? If it is not painful then is treatment/surgery really necessary for long term?

Common.: If something does not bother you then surgery is very rarely required. Time will tell. ...Read more