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What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

What does it feel like to undergo hemodialysis?

Hard to Answer: Probably best to ask someone you know about who is on dialysis, and would like to talk about it. There are over 500, 000 patients receiving dialysis in the us each year. It should not be hard to find a dialysis patient. You could also call a local dialysis unit--and even volunteer to help out. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a colonoscopy?

What does it feel like to have a colonoscopy?

Quite variable: Unless you opt not to have conscious sedation, you'll probably remember and feel little during the actual colonoscopy. Afterwards, you'll like have some element of mild abdominal discomfort and bloating related to residual gas in the colon. It may take several days for your bowel habit to return to normal after the aggressive clean out necessary prior to the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

Had it only once...: It was very relaxing and I have no further recollection. Neither will you! ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have an erection?

What does it feel like to have an erection?

Here are some...: Physiologically, penile erection results from temporary blood inflow >outflow of penile corporeal bodies as regulated through inherent complex automation with its ultimate goal of copulation for procreation. As to how and what a man may feel, it widely varies reflecting personal momentary mental and physical combined composure to capture the sense of comfort and control of living at the moment. ...Read more

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How will i know what does an asthma attack feel like and what does it feel like before the attack?

How will i know what does an asthma attack feel like and what does it feel like before the attack?

Terrible. : Asthma attacks are usually fairly quick in onset, though if you're asthma is not well-related it may be hard to tell what's an attack and what is just uncontrolled asthma. Symptoms are usually shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness, feeling like it's hard to get air out of your chest, and you may hear wheezing. If these start abruptly, you may need prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be pregnant typically?

What does it feel like to be pregnant typically?

Full & rewarding: Obviously, you need to ask a pregnant woman what is typically felt in pregnancy. However, as you are no doubt aware, pregnancy causes a "full" enlargement of the uterus and provides a "rewarding" infant at birth if all goes well. ...Read more

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What does an endovaginal ultrasound feel like and how does it make you feel?

What does an endovaginal ultrasound feel like and how does it make you feel?

Mildly uncomfortable: Endovaginal ultrasound is performed with a long but narrow probe that is slowly inserted after lubrication and barrier protection is applied. It is invaluable for assess early pregnancy and pelvic pathology in a minimally invasive, safe, cost-effective and reproducible way that has transformed obstetrics and gynecology. It should not hurt, nor last more than a few minutes. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have cancer?

What exactly does it feel like to have cancer?

It depends on many a: It depends on its stage(extent of disease...Early versus late).Most early cancers are curable with surgery or with radiotherapy.Chemotherapy may be needed if it is a late stage.But an oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

What does it feel like to be on ketamine? Do you feel anything?

Dissociated: The effect of ketamine depends on the dose. It is used for general anesthesia and at these doses you would not feel anything and would be unconscious. Ketamine is also used to treat pain and at these lower doses, ketamine creates a state in which the person is dissociated from the body and external reality, it is often given with sedatives with amnesia properties to prevent possible hallucinations ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have smallpox?

What does it feel like to have smallpox?

Smallpox: has approx. 12 day incubation period. Fever is usually 101° F or >. Sx's include: headache, muscle pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, back pain, Rash develops on forehead & then involves face. Lesions than occur closest to the trunk on extremities on the track and later to the distal extremities. The WHO announced World-wide eradication of Smallpox on May 8 1980. Smallpox has no animal reservoirs ...Read more

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What does it feel like to give birth?

Exhilarating!!!: Obviously, i've never done it...But, I have witnessed enough to tell you it is nothing to be afraid or intimidated about! ricky lake and abby epstein just release the sequel to business of being born, called more business of being born. I went to the premier in la and it was amazing! watch the series of films and see for yourself. Everyone has a different and +/- gratifying experience. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

Pain, bleeding,airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

What does it feel like to be on Percocet?

Pain med: Percocet is a combo of acetaminophen and oxycodone available by prescription only. it is available with 2.5, 5, 7.5,or 10 mg of oxycodone. It is used for moderate to severe pain on a temporary basis. Oxycodone is an opioid and is frequently abused or misused. Taking too much can lead to severe liver damage due to the acetaminophen ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an ileostomy done?

Does it hurt to get an ileostomy done?

Some: An ilesotomy is a bowel surgery and will require incisions of some sort (laparoscopic versus open procedure). You can expect to have some degree of postoperative pain - usually that is controlled well with iv, im, and/or oral medications. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have pleurisy?

What does it feel like to have pleurisy?

Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("pleura") is irritated or infected. The pain comes from movement of the lung surface against the inside lining of the chest, so taking tiny breaths will cause less pain than taking big deep breaths. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to be put under anesthesia and how long does it take to fall asleep?

What exactly does it feel like to be put under anesthesia and how long does it take to fall asleep?

Anesthesia Feeling: Patients describe feelings of relaxation, euphoria, peace, and tranquility, also, a warm feeling running through their body. The onset of induction - falling asleep - is usually fairly rapid, like within 30 seconds to 1 minute, but does depend on the agent(s) being used. Most IV anesthetics are very well tolerated, do not cause nausea or vomiting post-operatively, and metabolize fairly quickly. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to be taking rohypnol?

What does it feel like to be taking rohypnol?

?: This is a strange question. If you think you have been under the influence of rohypnol and were potentially abused, seek medical and police attention. Rohypnol is illegal in the us. ...Read more

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How can I preparing myself for a pet scan? I am going to have a pet scan done soon and i wanted to know what to expect. What are they? What do they look like? What do they detect? Does it hurt? Does it involve a tube like an MRI does?

How can I preparing myself for a pet scan? I am going to have a pet scan done soon and i wanted to know what to expect.  What are they? What do they look like? What do they detect? Does it hurt? Does it involve a tube like an MRI does?

Pretty Easy: First, follow all of the directions given to you by the imaging center re pet appt. That usually means no strenuous activity for 24 hours before the scan time, nothing to eat after midnight, etc. The scan uses an injection of radioactive, sterile fluid, like a blood test in reverse. You sit quietly for 1 hour and are scanned for about 20 min. The scanner is like a ct, not as tight as a mri. ...Read more

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What does it mean when woman takes long time to urinate and it feels like you have to go badly?

What does it mean when woman takes long time to urinate and it feels like you have to go badly?

Evaluate: It means she needs a good evaluation. Tumors, stones, blockages, scar tissue, infections etc. Can give these symptoms. Seek a proper urological evaluation so that treatment may be initiated as soon as possible. ...Read more