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Will I Get Any Medicine For Pain When I Go For The Analysis Of Joint Fluid
Local: Local anesthesia is used during the exam to reduce pain from the needle placement into the joint space. ...Read more
No: Sonograms are painless.Get a more detailed answer ›
Already in the drop: Fluorescein stain, to detect corneal defects and disease, is contained in a drop which includes a topical anesthetic. The anesthetic in fact can be in part diagnostic for corneal disease from painful defects because the use of the drop will eliminate the pain for the duration of the effect of the drop. ...Read more
Not often: An infusion is the administration of medication via an intravenous line. The access to the body is via a needle stick into a vein. In most cases this is done directly with no pain medication although some will inject a small dose of numbing medication (usually lidocaine) into the area of skin where the infusion needle will be stuck. ...Read more
Medical laser yes: Sometimes a topical cream is used like Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or Lidocaine creme before the cosmetic superficial laser for tiny red spider veins plus a cooling gel. But sometimes the laser hurts more because the laser is being used to treat too large of skin veins: ie: dark blue or purple veins that is better suited to sclerotherapy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: A routine ct does not cause pain. Even if contrast is given, only a small IV is placed and no pain medicine is necessary. If you have an underlying condition that causes pain and limits your ability to lay on your back you may need to talk to the doctor requesting the exam to see if you should take medicine prior to the exam. ...Read more
Is there any way to speed up the scheduling of an epidural for disc herniation? I am in severe pain, yet I have to wait 6-8 weeks to get the shot.
Procedure scheduling: Many variables can affect scheduling: busy doctor schedule, authorization department in doctor office, your insurance rules and criteria to authorize such a service among numerous others including if it is at a facility where you doctor has more limited scheduling options. I would contact your doctor's office and request an explanation and to see if they can assist in accelerating the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Endometrial ablations even when done in the or with a general anesthesia, can hurt. Best to be prepared and even with a good cervical block (local injection), have Codeine or vicodin or percocets available for when your anesthesia wears off. On the flip side, i've had patients need almost nothing. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im getting my tonsils out in a couple of weeks, how is the pain level, and any suggestions for relief?
It really hurts: Post-tonsillectomy pain can be quite severe in adults. Your ENT surgeon should provide you with adequate pain medication. All nsaids (ibuprofen, and others) are contra-indicated due to risk of bleeding. You should also follow a post-tonsillectomy diet. Ask your ENT surgeon for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post Operative Pain: Any surgery will result in pain and discomfort, especially plastic surgery. Your surgeon will undoubtedly prescribe some pain medication for your post-operative recovery. Be sure you discuss any concerns you have about pain medicine dependency with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok to drive: Aspiration of a joint doesn't require sedation. If your joints were well enough to allow you to drive to your appointment, you should be perfectly safe driving afterward. ...Read more
Should you ask your doctor for synovial fluid analysis if you have chronic joint problems with multiple surgeries?
Likely not useful..: Joint fluid analysis is of limited usefulness unless suspected having infection and/or gout, and maybe some rare rheumatologic conditions. Beyond these few conditions, there isn't much else that needs synovial fluid analysis. If you have had multiple joint surgeries, especially in same joint, i would expect that this is already done. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
And what will happen if i don't get the ACL and medial meniscus interposition synovial fluid/cysts and knee joint effusion fixed?
Yes: The all contain various preparations of hyaluronic acid. They differ in molcular weight and frequency of injections needed. I do not believe the should be used alone, but in conjuction with nsaids, since the results are vbetter when both are used. Also, remember osteoarthritis of a joint may be primary, or secondary. The latter is caused by joint inflammation. This must be excluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint lubricant: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replenish aged fluid: Oil is to a car as hyaluronic acid (supartz) is to a body. As we age, the fluid in our joints becomes less effective. Supartz (purified hyaluronic acid from rooster combs) is used to help in replenishing the lubricating and cushioning effects of joint fluid. Supartz is approved for injection into the knee joint. After several injections, a patient may have less pain and better knee movement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slip and Slide.: It is generally thought that one cannot increase the amount of joint fluid in a healthy individual. Taking glucosamine (glucosamine sulfate)is thought to stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, though. Hyaluronic acid is thought to be responsible for the lubricating properties of synovial fluid. It seem that about all you can do is increase the quality of the joint fluid, not the quantity. ...Read more
I had an MRI on Monday. I slipped on icy stairs in February. Everything seems normal except is states There is a physiologic amount of joint fluid.
Less knee pain: Supartz (hyaluronic acid purified from rooster combs) may help in replenishing aged joint fluid. Over time, this fluid loses its thickness, and supartz therapy is to improve the lubrication and cushioning features of joint fluid. When effective, it helps reduce pain in the knee joint where supartz is injected. This in turn improves the person's range of motion, function, and quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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