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Doctor insights on: Transvaginal Needle Guided Aspirator

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Does a vaginal needle emg usually hurt?

Does a vaginal needle emg usually hurt?

Yes: It can be very uncomfortable. Emg's are always uncomfortable, and the more nerve endings in the area the EMG is being performed, the more painful it tends to be. However, remember, the EMG is going to help with the diagnosis and treatment plan and the pain is very short lived. I wish you the best of luck and hope this helps. ...Read more

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I drained an epidermoid cyst in vaginal area with a needle when it got infected. It left a small hole that hasn't healed after 6 months. What do I do?

I drained an epidermoid cyst in vaginal area with a needle when it got infected. It left a small hole that hasn't healed after 6 months. What do I do?

Sounds like : You still have cyst lining remaining. If the hole bothers you, have a surgeon remove it. But it will likely leave a scar after removal too. ...Read more

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When a vaginal cyst on the top labia has to be drained does the numbing needle inserted to the cysts hurt?

Yes, for a second: The numbing needle only hurts for about 2 seconds and then the medicine immediately takes over. Initially the medicine can have a burning sensation, but then turns totally numb. It happens so fast you really don't have time to think about it.... Thank goodness, right? ...Read more

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I have needle like pain in vagina.I am not pregnant.I don't have any vaginal infection, urinary infection.I am not able to keep relations wid my husbnd?

I have needle like pain in vagina.I am not pregnant.I don't have any vaginal infection, urinary infection.I am not able to keep relations wid my husbnd?

Pelvic exam needed: It is virtually impossible to appropriately examine the vaginal vault and surrounding structures on your own due to basic anatomy. It's best if your are seen by a physician who will be able to exam you and perform a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Had a fluoro-guided spinal tap that ended up being dry. Needle was put in 2 spots, but no fluid. Does this happen often, even w/ fluoroscopy guidance?

Had a fluoro-guided spinal tap that ended up being dry. Needle was put in 2 spots, but no fluid. Does this happen often, even w/ fluoroscopy guidance?

An unsuccessful : spinal tap happens in a very small percentage of cases. Usually it is due to spinal deformity, severe degenerative arthritis, or inability of the patient to hold still. ...Read more

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Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?

Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?

Breast biopsy: The "18 gauge" refers to the diameter of the core biopsy obtained (a lower number is a thicker biopsy). The "4" refers to the number of tissue samples obtained of the 5 mm. Lesion that was presumably identified by imaging. Assuming the pathology results correlate with the imaging findings, you and your care providers should feel comfortable that they are addressing the lesion appropriately. ...Read more

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Are u/s guided core needle biopsies accurate for suspicious breast areas? How often do they miss and get normal tissue instead of the area of concern?

Yes: They are very accurate in hands of a competent breast radiologist. If there is a discrepant result between the pathologist's finding and the radiologists impression, it should likely be rebiopsied or at the very least closely followed. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration?

Gets tissue sample: This technique uses a non invasive ultrasound machine to see where the needle is traveling in the body in order to obtain a sample of tissue. Aspiration usually refers to obtaining fluid from a joint or a mass (cyst) in the body. ...Read more

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