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Risk vs benefit: Everybody has a different pain tolerance. Some people are too sick to receive much sedation. Keep in mind that sedation during procedures requires special training and increased risk from meds and added cost. Local numbing anesthesia alone is often the safest, cost-effective technique. If you feel that you need more, you can request to be scheduled. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can i get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?
My large toenail is almost off. One side is hanging on. If something pulls it-it's painful! i taped it down. (medical tape.) okay? Will it fall off?
Painful fibroids: For pregnant women with painful fibroids, supportive care and administration of acetaminophen as the initial intervention recommended. Short-term use of opioids in standard doses or a course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be given when pain is not controlled by these measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was kneed in the upper thigh. It is painful and swollen. What should be done to ease the pain and should I seek medical attention?
see details: Apply ice to the area. An ace bandage wrap may also help. The pain should over a few days. If it persists, have a doctor take a look. ...Read more
I was bit by a cat 2 hours ago on my left thumb and I've noticed it's very swollen and extremely painful. Should I seek medical attention?
Yes, today: From your description it is likely that you have an infection and it is spreading. Now, you could say that you want to go natural and let your body handle it. When patients tell me that in my office I mention to them that they are wearing clothes and that that's not natural. Get thee to a doc as soon as possible and if you don't recall when you last had a tetanus shot, get one! ...Read more
This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?
I rolled my ankle today. Painful to bear weight and rotate but minor swelling. Should I seek medical attention?
Usually tough but increased sensitivity to pain, normal pressure can provoke an exceedingly sharp and painful response? Poss medical causes?
Could be CRP: Complex regional pain syndrome (aka reflex sympathetic dystrophy) can result from repeated injuries to the same place, especially an extremity. When it comes on , even a feather light touch can be painful. But if there is no history of injury this is not likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until i get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!
I have burnt my hand on the stove and am wondering if I need to seek medical attention. I did it late last night and it isn't painful.
Depends: Any burn worse than 1st degree will be painful. If you have no pain at this point it is 1st degree and probably a mild one at that. Don't go putting grease or other substances on that. You only need medical help if the burn is very deep and pain is a good indicator of that. ...Read more
I have gallstones and they are very painful, i don't have medical insurance to get my gall bladder takin out. Can my gs cause a more serious problem?
I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.
I have a painful tooth abscess, I have some flucloxacillin in the medical cabinet , will they work?
Respectfully,: you're asking the wrong question. If you have an abscess, it requires surgical drainage. Generally, antibiotics are unsuccessful simply because they can't access the whole abscess due to puss & poor circulation of blood. Please, please try to get to a dentist for appropriate care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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