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    I have this on my eye

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    I went to the doctor this morning and I'm booked back in on Monday to have it removed. He said I'll have a local anaesthetic and may need one stitch.

    The thing I'm freaking about is when I was 8 I had a mole removed from my arm (elbow, where you have blood taken). While I did have a local for that, plus my mum blocking my view completely, I could feel everything he was doing. Painfully feel, not the odd sensation feel. He didn't believe me and kept going. Since then I've had a fear of scalpels and stitches.

    So, um, I get this really doesn't have a point. I'm just scared. Df will be coming with me, so there's that.

    Has anyone had anything like this? Do you have any advice?



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    What did the doctor say it was?
    I understand your fear, I'd be the same, especially having something removed right near your eye, that would be scary.
    It's natural to feel this way.
    Mention your concerns to the doctor, tell them the fear is worse for you due to your traumatic childhood experience. Really, if they've given you a local you shouldn't be feeling any pain whilst they remove it, so maybe the drug doesn't work on you? Another reason it's important for you to bring it up.
    Will you have a support person there for the day? Can you wear headphones for a distraction?
    I'm guessing the procedure will be pretty swift, just keep in mind that it will be over quickly.
    Good luck x
    ETA: sorry just saw the part where you said DF will be there with you, that's comforting

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    I have high tolerance to local, and I get it noted that I need an extra dose. Maybe you could suggest this? No one ever believes me until I can describe what it is they're doing - then they tend to freak out and give me more quick smart!

    It is very upsetting to be able to feel this sort of thing - I can understand why you would be worried.

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    Tell your doctor about your previous experience and your fear, as he might be more sensitive in his approach (making sure the area is properly numbed before he proceeds, helping to keep you calmed through reassurance).

    I've had locals before and they haven't quite worked, so I completely understand your concerns! Good luck with it

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    Make sure you tell your doctor your fear and exactly what happened. I'm sure your doctor will be understanding and make sure that you can't feel a thing before he starts. It's a very valid fear that you have

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    hi dancingchipmunk. , are you talking about the small white spot? I would think that would be tricky because of your eyelashes. ?? I had a small skin tag removed from near my lower eyelid and I had a specialist eye surgeon do that, my gp was too cautious. Does it need to be removed?? Just make sure you have expressed your concerns to you doctor before any thing starts. It looks simple and straight forward, but make sure you are comfortable with everything. Marie

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    Thanks ladies. I feel like I'm making a big deal about nothing. It just scares me. I have been with my current doctor since I was about 15. He saw my reaction when he mentioned me maybe needing a stitch. I explained why it scares me and he's reassured me that he will definitely listen. Df will be with me.

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    hi dancingchipmunk. , are you talking about the small white spot? I would think that would be tricky because of your eyelashes. ?? I had a small skin tag removed from near my lower eyelid and I had a specialist eye surgeon do that, my gp was too cautious. Does it need to be removed?? Just make sure you have expressed your concerns to you doctor before any thing starts. It looks simple and straight forward, but make sure you are comfortable with everything. Marie
    Yes, that's it. It's hard to get a picture of with my phone but it's more like a round ball kinda. Actually, skin tag would be a more appropriate description. I hadn't though about my eyelashes! I do trust my doctor. I just don't like the idea of the whole thing.

    I've had this thing for a little while now and keep forgetting to make a doctors appointment. I sort of 'saw it again' on Monday and realised it's bigger than I remember so I think it's best to get rid of it.

    Thank you again ladies

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    Hugs I had to have a biopsy done from a bit near my eye and had a local for it which didn't work. I had DS1 in with me as well so was trying to act like it was nothing but the DR had to do the local again. It's such a hard spot. I like someone's suggestion of headphones maybe the music will distract you completely and once they get the local working you can ignore everything going on.

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