How much does it hurt just to read about the following cases?
A woman nearly faints as a physician snips tissue from the lining of her uterus¿with no pain medication. A man whimpers as he endures, without drugs, a procedure to take a sample of his prostate gland through his rectum. An elderly man with early Alzheimer's has a sigmoidoscope fed into his colon and several polyps clipped off with no palliative.
This article was originally published with the title A Real Pain.