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Mammogram Pain may Be Reduced: Study

by Rajashri on  July 23, 2008 at 2:30 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
 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.
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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.

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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.

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