Mammogram Pain may Be Reduced: Study

by Rajashri on  July 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM Women Health News
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 Mammogram Pain may Be Reduced: Study
Mammograms for detecting breast cancer can be painful if not handled correctly. Most women are frightened of undergoing mammography because of this factor.

A new study though finds tat pain during mammograms can be overcome by using lidocaine gel.

The researchers from St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, Idaho tested oral acetaminophen, oral ibuprofen, 4% lidocaine gel, combinations of gel and oral medications or nothing on women undergoing mammograms.

They found that gel was the best pain reliever, while the medicines conferred no obvious benefits. The details of the study are released online from the journal Radiology.

Source: Medindia
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