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What Is Paracervical Block
Numbing the nerves: The doctor puts his fingers in the vagina and guides the needle beside the cervix and injects loacl. It usually hurts very very little. The uterus gets numb and one can do iud, biopsy, scope, deliveries and stuff that does not hurt the top of the uterus. I.V sedation can usually be given if no baby. Complications can be severe like siezures if the local goes in a vein, injecting the baby is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do i really need a paracervical block with a uterine ablation? I can't really afford it at this time.
In office? : If you're doing an endometrial ablation in the office setting then it is highly advised to have a paracervical block. This anesthesia should not cost much more. The high cost of the procedure is the ablation itself. If this is going through your insurance the anesthesia cost would be bundled into the overall payment anyway. ...Read more
Not necessary: A paracervical block is an injection of local anesthetic (numbing medicine) around your cervix. Some doctors may choose to use a paracervical block while removing an iud. Others believe the injection itself is just as painful than taking the iud out. Typically, no anesthesia is needed for removing an iud. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Awsome!: As an anesthesiologist and recent recipient of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, i loved the excellent pain control i received from by block during the first 24 hrs after surgery. I only wish it could last longer, but we are working on that in our specialty. I received no sedation for the procedure of the the block and found it to be neither uncomfortable or scary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injections.: Nerve, spinal nerve roots, and medial branch blocks (for facet joints) are injections done using a local anesthetic to determine if a specific nerve, specific spinal nerve root, or facet nerve is the source of pain. Blocks also can be used to reduce inflammation and pain when used with a steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose back pain: The medial branches are small nerves that sense pain in the facet joints of your spine. If your doctor suspects that problems in your facet joints, such as arthritis, are contributing to your pain, diagnostic medial branch blocks may be performed to confirm the diagnosis. If two successive diagnostic medial branch blocks are considered positive, your pain doctor may recommend rfa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might I have seen something terrible and have to block out the violence or am I just making it up?
Impossible to say: It's impossible to answer this question without hearing more directly from you about your concerns. "just making it up" seems unlikely if you're worried enough to post your question on this web site. Please do consult with a psychiatrist who can listen to you, and explore your concerns individually. Then it may be possible to know better what's happening with you. Good luck to you. ...Read more
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