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How painful is nose cauterization?

How painful is nose cauterization?

Depends: Nose cauterisation is not pleasant but most doctors spray local anaesthetic before cauterisation and that helps to decrease the pain. ...Read more

Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more


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When after nasal cauterization do I have to wait to blow my nose?

When after nasal cauterization do I have to wait to blow my nose?

Nose cautery: After nasal cautery, you really want to let the nose heal. Try to avoid blowing your nose for 2-3 days, longer if more bleeding stirs up after cautery. Keep the nose moist with saline, too. This facilitates the healing if the lining of the nose after treatment. You can also prevent drying of the nose by putting a little vaseline just inside the openings if the nose. ...Read more

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How much does nose cauterization hurt?

How much does nose cauterization hurt?

Variable: Pain is relative and what one person says is a slight twinge may be quite painful for another. That said, i usually apply a topical anesthetic first. This tends to make the procedure more comfortable. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use afrin (oxymetazoline) after nose cauterization?

Yes: I routinely recommend Afrin for three days after nasal cautery. Also use saline for crusting, saline gel to coat the nasal musosa and no vigorous nose blowing. ...Read more

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After cauterization yesterday, how likely is it that my nose will bleed on-board a plane flight tomorrow?

After cauterization yesterday, how likely is it that my nose will bleed on-board a plane flight tomorrow?

Use saline gel: After cautery you are likely to have the equivalent of a scab on the inside of your nose where the heat was applied. Healing of a cautery site occurs best in a moist environment as moisture prevents premature separation of the scab (bleeding). Airplanes have low humidity (moisture) and can dry the nose out. Avoid Aspirin and use a saline gel product such as ayr. It is easy to use while traveling. ...Read more

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How can you stop nosebleeds with nose cauterization?

How can you stop nosebleeds with nose cauterization?

Sealing the vessel: Nosebleeds are caused by a bleeding blood vessel or several small vessels, usually on the middle wall of one nostril. Cauterization means using heat, electricity or a chemical to essentially burn the edges of the vessel and seal it closed so blood won't leak anymore. ...Read more

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My son had his nose cauterized 2 years ago. The past two days he has had about a dozen severe nose bleeds. Does cauterization stop working?

My son had his nose cauterized 2 years ago.  The past two days he has had about a dozen severe nose bleeds.  Does cauterization stop working?

Did its job: Cauterization is not forever it is for today & maybe this week.The nasal membranes re-establish the tiny capillary network within days/weeks to add moisture to the air we breathe so our lungs don't get too dried out by dry air.Your kid has issues with irritants or allergies that should be addressed long term.For now, get in and stop the bleeding for today. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of mark left from a nasal cauterization?

How do I get rid of mark left from a nasal cauterization?

Where is mark?: That would depend on what the mark looks like and where it is. Also when and for what reason did you have a nasal cauterization? ...Read more

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Any connection between a nasal cauterization and then face pain following that?

Any connection between a nasal cauterization and then face pain following that?

Very common: After nasal cauterization, you may feel itching and pain in your nose and face for for 5 to 10 days. If concerned see your doctor for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds. ...Read more

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In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

Emollient: Agree with the answer given by Dr. Pool. You may help yourself by applying a very small amount of an emollient, like Vaseline, to the opening of the nose, on the inside. This will prevent excessive drying of the area that generally bleeds. Be sure to not over do the emollient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cauterization?

What is the definition or description of: cauterization?

Heat treatment: Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin like warts and moles. ...Read more

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What is a cervical cauterization?

What is a cervical cauterization?

CAUTERIZATION: A procedure to eliminate chronic cervicitis and possibly ca in situ done by gyne md. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could remove the holes/scars left on my face due to cauterization done last month?

Pores from cautery?: No I can not! You need only in person examination t determine the pore issues and potential remedy. I might do submission or excision or punch bx. ...Read more

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I am 12 post-op, 7 days post-cauterization. My uvula is about 3-4x the size it should be, hanging down to my tongue. When will it be normal sized?

I am 12 post-op, 7 days post-cauterization. My uvula is about 3-4x the size it should be, hanging down to my tongue. When will it be normal sized?

A few weeks: Since it's your uvula that's swollen, and you were cauterized 7 days ago, I'm assuming that you had a tonsillectomy 12 days ago with some bleeding 5 days later. It's not at all uncommon for the uvula to swell up and look like a thumb or grape in the back of the throat. It can often take several weeks for your uvula to return to normal size. After all, it's had a rough couple of weeks! ...Read more

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I just had turbinate reduction, they used a microdebrider and cauterization. I am post op 8 days and have congestion alternating sides. Is this normal?

I just had turbinate reduction, they used a microdebrider and cauterization. I am post op 8 days and have congestion alternating sides. Is this normal?

Explanation : Any surgical intervention, even small like yours, need 2-4 weeks for full recovery. Your congestion is part of recovery due to swelling after turbinate reduction. ...Read more

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What is cauterization of the cervix?

What is cauterization of the cervix?

Dysplasia: or pre cancerous cells of the cervix found by Pap smear can be treated with electrocautery. Electrical arcing causes heat which destroys the superficial cells of the cervix hopefully destroying the precancerous cells. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does cauterization of the cervix consist of?

Hpv treatment: some people who have changes in the cervix because of HPV will be offered what is called a loop electrical excision procedure, or LEEP, which is when a doctor will cut out a piece of the cervix and cauterize what is left in order to remove the area that can become cancer if not treated. ...Read more

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Is it effective to remove hemorrhoids by cauterization?

Is it effective to remove hemorrhoids by cauterization?

Depends: Small internal hemorrhoids especially if the major symptom is bleeding can be treated with irc (infrared coagulation) which is a form of cauterization. ...Read more

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Is a bilateral tubal cauterization the same as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

Maybe , maybe not: U can do a laparoscopic sterilization by cautery or clips or other ways, either way is old fashioned, the newer safer way that I do 99.9% of all my sterilizations on my patients is in office - adiana( for about another month, until i run out of catheters) or in office essure- both are easy, my pts stay awake , takes 5 minutes, no cutting, only miss 1/2 day of work, u can read about it online. ...Read more

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Bilateral tubal cauterization, is this as good as laparoscopic tubal sterilization?

It is a form of..: Tubal cauterization is a form of tubal sterilization and it does have a small failure rate depending upon where the tube is cauterized and how many times. If only once, the tube can put itself back together again and pregnancy results.(recanalization). ...Read more

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Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

None: There is no medication that can prevent nosebleeds. Keeping your nasal mucosa hydrated with humidified air can help, and sometimes applying a thin layer of petroleum ointment to the inside of the nose can prevent the mucosa from drying out and bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you please name a drug that can prevent nosebleed after cauterization? Cauterization was done more than one time but nosebleed starts over time.

Afrin (oxymetazoline): You can try over the counter Afrin no drip nasal spray. You can use it 2 sprays per nostril twice daily , but not for more than 3 days. You can also follow this by using a nasal saline spray twice daily x 7 days. If the bleeding persists, then you need to see an ENT doctor ...Read more

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My R RLN was cauterized 2 sonometers during Thyroidectomy. My voice is gone. What is the likelihood of a RLN healing from cauterization?

Unknown: If you mean that your recurrent laryngeal nerve was injured via heat cauterization there is a chance for recovery but it can take 6 months. Furthermore with time and voice therapy or vocal cord injection or thyroplasty you can still have a good voice as long as both nerves weren't injured ...Read more

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If my CIN 3 went all the way to the cauterized edges on leep, is it likely cauterization removed residual? How soon after leep could i be retreated?

If my CIN 3 went all the way to the cauterized edges on leep, is it likely cauterization removed residual? How soon after leep could i be retreated?

Margins: There is no way to know what just beyond a margin. There could be significant dysplasia left behind or maybe cautery killed off the last little bit. Another biopsy is probably warranted. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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