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Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Are curretage medical procedures painful?

Yes, especially dila: Yes it is dilatation of the cervix that is painful. It is better to have some sedation. Can also be done with cervical local anesthetic block but i still vote for sedation. ...Read more

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I was wondering if their was a medical explanation to why I do not enjoy sex? It's always painful, and just uncomfortable .

No: If your anatomy is normal, the reasons could be: 1. Technic of your partner. To make you reach orgasm. 2. Emotions, fear, guilt, fear of pregnancy. 3. Small alcoholic drink and good lubricant might help. ...Read more

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Why are some painful medical procedures done without anesthesia or sedation?

Why are some painful medical procedures done without anesthesia or sedation?

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 more

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I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can i get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

I have lipomas on my back and one has become painful. Can i get it removed and will california medical insurance pay for it?

Maybe: As far as the surgery, it can easily be removed but whether insurance pays or not depends on the actual policy and how it is submitted by the physician. You need to make an appointment and see what happens. ...Read more

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What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

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 more

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What is the medical term for painful prostate and suturing of the testes?

What is the medical term for painful prostate and suturing of the testes?

Prostadynia: The medical term for painful prostate is prostadynia. The medical term for suturing the testes to anchor them into the scrotum is orchiopexy ...Read more

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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

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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

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This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?

This is embarrassing but could there be a medical reason that sexual intercourse is always painful?

Dyspareunia: Yes. It even has a medical condition and name. Your gynecologist should be able to help sort this out for you. ...Read more

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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 more

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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 an anal fistula. What medical treatment should I follow until i get operated in one month? It is painful at the moment!

Recurrence of absces: If the external opening closes the discharge will accumulate and cause a recurrent abscess. Take sitz baths and the external openining might have to be opened up again. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 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.

Probably ok : There is no specific diagnosis for this, but I would see your primary doctor for an exam. Ask your doctor to check and see if your spleen is enlarged. That's in the left upper abdomen, and is unlikely to be the cause, but worth a visit and an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a painful tooth abscess, I have some flucloxacillin in the medical cabinet , will they work?

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 more

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