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Is lymphoscintigraphy an extremely painful procedure?

I am scheduled for a Lymphoscintigraphy on Monday. What pain can I expect during the injection? I know a few women who have gone through this and they said it s the worst pain they have ever had. Also, is there anything they can give me so I don t feel the needle?
Wed, 26 Dec 2018
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Hi,

Lymphoscintigraphy or sentinel lymph node mapping is an imaging technique that is used to identify the lymph drainage basin and mark the sentinel node over the skin for a biopsy.

It is a painful procedure. However, adding local anesthetic to tracer liquid injection reduces pain during sentinel lymph node surgery.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ashakiran S, General & Family Physician
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