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How to overcome anxiety about HSG test procedure and injections?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: i am having HSG test scheduled tomorrow. I am very sensitive even for injection, hence i asked Doctor to give anaesthesia, doctor prescribed fro local anaesthesia, i slocal aneasthesia is an injection?where they will put that injection---Please reply, Do i have pain after i getting relieved from anaesthesia--Please advise, i am afraid of doing that tests as all forum and blogs are showing that it is very painful.Can i travel in bike after that test how long the pain will be there?
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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, local anaesthesia is an injection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,

Thanks for trusting us about your concern here.
I can understand your concern here.
I have gone through your history and I can understand your anxiety about the procedure.
Yes, it is a painful procedure but pain can be reduced by pain killer tablets and injection.
Yes local anaesthesia is an injection and given on cervix, to make it less sensitive to pain.
Pain after procedure can be there and relieve in few hours.
Yes, you can go on bike after procedure, if you are feeling comfortable.
Hope I have answered all the questions, feel
free to discuss further.
Do not worry!
Go ahead.
Good luck.
Regards
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How to overcome anxiety about HSG test procedure and injections?

Brief Answer: Yes, local anaesthesia is an injection. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting us about your concern here. I can understand your concern here. I have gone through your history and I can understand your anxiety about the procedure. Yes, it is a painful procedure but pain can be reduced by pain killer tablets and injection. Yes local anaesthesia is an injection and given on cervix, to make it less sensitive to pain. Pain after procedure can be there and relieve in few hours. Yes, you can go on bike after procedure, if you are feeling comfortable. Hope I have answered all the questions, feel free to discuss further. Do not worry! Go ahead. Good luck. Regards