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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