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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

No: If they look further with a colonoscopy then an IV is necessary, but for anoscopy no needle is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Anoscopy (Definition)

Anoscopy is the inspection of the junction between the very last part of the colon, the sphincter (the muscle part of the anus, ) and the skin just outside the opening. A small instrument of either clear plastic or metal is inserted into the anus to show these areas. This is generally used for ...Read more


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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cystometrogram?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cystometrogram?

No: Cmg is relatively painless. The biggest issue with the testing is that it is a little embarrassing because you do have to be undressed from the waist down to do the testing. The EMG or nerve conduction portion of the test can usually be done without using needles unless you have some complicating factors. I try to use patch EMG whenever i can to minimize the needle use. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a fluoroscopy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get  a fluoroscopy?

No unless: No needle, but some the doctor want certain area and this area could not be seen without injecting a dye to the vien. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cryosurgery?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get  a cryosurgery?

No: Typically cryosurgery of the cervix is done without any local anesthetic because the freezing of the cervix actually numbs the cervix and minimizes the discomfort. You usually will experience a little cramping like a menstrual cycle and premedication with Ibuprofen can help with this. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Probably not: This procedure is basically a gentle scraping of your skin to smoothen it. It can be irritating...Thus your doc may use a topical anesthetic before the procedure is done...So needle is not really needed in this case.... ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a stool wbc's?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a stool wbc's?

No: Stool wbc's examines the stool under the microscope. That test does not involve taking blood or getting a needle injection. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a lip augmentation?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Restylane or juvederm are used to correct or enhance the natural contours of the lips. It is necessary inject the filler through a tiny 29g needle. Topical numbing agents can be applied and or a dental nerve block can be used to help ease discomfort. Non-needle options include lip plumpers which last a short while and are applied like lipstick. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Not for the dialysis: No needle sticks are needed to do the peritoneal dialysis procedure. But routine blood tests, which require a needle stick each time they are done, are performed at least once a month. These tests monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and monitor the associated problems (like anemia, hormone and electrolyte problems) related to the renal failure that has caused the need for dialysis. ...Read more

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Can I get an epidural if I have a tattoo?

Can I get an epidural if I have a tattoo?

Tattoo/epidural: Previously there was concern about going through the tattoo, but this has not turned out to be a proven risk and most anesthesia doctors would give you an epidural inspite of your tattoo. ...Read more

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If i can not have kids, and i get someone to carry. Would i have to be asleep/sedated for my eggs to be removed or could i just get my cervix frozen?

If i can not have kids, and i get someone to carry. Would i have to be asleep/sedated for my eggs to be removed or could i just get my cervix frozen?

Sedation: Egg retrieval (aspiration of oocytes) is nearly always done in the US with a conscious sedation, II believe this is mostly true worldwide. Earlier studies with regional blocks like epidural/spinal have not yielded as good results. ...Read more