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How Painful Is The Nesbitt Procedure
The purpose of the: Test is to find the source of your pain by recreating it over the same location with the same quality as the disc is injected. If it is a normal disc you will feel pressure. If a disc that is somewhat abnormal, maybe an ache but a disc or discs that are the source of your pain should be an exact reproduction temporarily. This is done under local anesthesia with occ. Use of some sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But this test is usually necessary to determine if your level of disc abnormality on the MRI is really an problem or not. Many times the bad disc is not visualized on a MRI done while lying down. The discogram injects saline into the disc creating pressue in the disc simulating gravity effect whil standing, if the disc is bad the disc wil extrude and cause pain but you will know you need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not needed: All surgeries have some pain, but the idea is to keep the pain to an absolute minimum. Hymens are not needed, so no surgery should be done for that. Reconstructive surgery on the vulva or vagina can be done if something had damaged the area. One can interview 2-3 gynecologic specialists to get an idea of what is involved. Of course, the doctors will have to do an exam to see what the problem is. ...Read more
No single answer: Any surgery is trauma to the body and will result in some amount of pain. There is no single operation that can be considered the most painful, as pain is subjective and people have differing tolerances to pain. ...Read more
Not usually: The pain usually is short lived from an intravenous injection of the radiotracer. Some people experience pain from hida studies for gall bladder function and chest discomfort from cardiac stress tests. Patient is monitored by medical personnel. The patient is usually imaged in the lying down position. Imaging time is variable and can last few hours, but is intermittent and not continuous. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How painful is smartlipo? How much pain should I expect during and after my smartlipo procedure? .
Tolerable: Pain is relative, everyone responds differently. That being said, most people tolerate smart lipo very well while awake with only an oral pain medication prior. We use tumescent anesthesia, where a numbing fluid is injected into the area to be treated prior to the laser treatment. This portion of the procedure is somewhat uncomfortable, but after that pain is minimal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?
No: A therapeutic pulpotomy is not a painful procedure and generally is done to relieve pain in many situations. It is obviously something you need done. You will be in better health for having it done! ...Read more
I am a 35 year old female virgin. Is there a surgical procedure to eliminate the physical aspect of being a virgin so my 1st time won't be so painful?
I will undergo venous closure procedure in gsv/csv. Please describe how painful is it. What part of is painful. How long the pain and procedure lasts?
I have worked: With many patients within days of having this procedure and few had any significant pain problems. ...Read more
Chronic pain: Placement of a spinal cord stimulator is not very painful if the leads are placed through the skin. Placement of a paddle lead requires moving the muscle off the spine and removing part of the bony spinal canal (laminectomy). This will lead to some temporary increased muscle pain after surgery but the paddle lead provides increased pain relief and will less likely migrate from the best position. ...Read more
Stye drainage: Typically, a stye is numbed with local anesthesia, then drained. The actual numbing feels like a tiny bee sting, then the entire area goes numb. From that point on, most people feel nothing as the stye is drained. The eyelid may be sore for a day or two as the eyelid heals, but normal activities may be resumed soon after the procedure. ...Read more
EVLT painful?: This treatment for varicose veins can be done without sedation, ivs, etc but typically a numbing solution is injected to "float" the vein in numbing medicine. Those injections are uncomfortable but it is rare for a patient who needs both legs treated to fail to come back for their second leg. I conclude, therefore, that while uncomfortable, most patients don't see this as too troublesome. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not usually: Liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia. The recovery is usually very quick. I often perform laser liposculpture under local anesthesia, and it is quite tolerable. Patients are awake and talk to me during surgery. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For you or baby?: For a baby, there are many advantages. Decrease in risk of foreskin closure over the tip, decreased risk of penile cancer, decreased risk of std's in the future. And the procedure is minimally painful if handled right, quick recovery. For an adult, the benefits are still there, but the recovery is more difficult and it's a more involved procedure. Consult with a urologist for more information. ...Read more
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