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What is paracervical block?

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 more

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Do i really need a paracervical block with a uterine ablation? I can't really afford it at this time.

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

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Can paracervical put you to sleep?

Can paracervical put you to sleep?

Unlikely: Other than taking away your pain which may make you relax and feel better....No. ...Read more

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How to tell if your uterer is blocked?

How to tell if your uterer is blocked?

May be painful...: If sudden blockage, usually by passing a kidney stone, usually there is flank or back pain, often excrutiating (sometimes said to be one of the worst of all kinds of pain). Gradual blockage usually causes no symptoms and the diagnosis is only made by imaging (CT scan, MRI, etc). What makes you worried about it? Discuss with your doctor. Happy new year. ...Read more

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Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

Meidial branch blocks. What doesthis do exactly?

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 more

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What is av block?

What is av block?

Milliseconds: When there is a delay in conduction between the atria and ventricles, av block is present. If the delay exceeds 200 milliseconds, 1st degree block is present. If delay progresses to intermittent interruption of conduction, 2nd degree block is present. If there is complete interruption, so the atrial and ventricle beat independently, 3rd degree block is present. ...Read more

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What is a nerve block?

What is a nerve block?

Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as sensory but some blocks can be performed so that only sensory is blocked. Sedation is usually used and an ultrasound machine or stimulating needle to locate the proper site for injection. ...Read more

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What are phenol blocks?

What are phenol blocks?

Nerve blocks: Phenol compounds are used to block nerves that may be diseased in such a way as to cause chronic, non-remitting painful conditions. Unlike a local anesthetic, which may allow temporary relief, phenol compounds act be destroying the nerve itself. They are typically used as a final resort. ...Read more

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What is a nerve block for?

What is a nerve block for?

Pain relief: Usually steroid and local anesthetic is injected to help relieve pain. ...Read more