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Chronic anal fissure.
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Being electrocuted with a hand crank generator for extra credit in 10th grade science class.

Other than that nothing else I've been through so far has come close. The hemorrhoids were no problem, ha ha! Although the tear wasn't much fun and I didn't get it fixed.

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A ductal yeast infection....that radiating, burning, stabbing pain hurt so much worse than anything during my unmedicated labor. That being said, the most painful part of that experience was getting 2 stitches afterwards.

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The stomach flu. 15 hours of puking so hard my muscles were sore. I even threw up on my tippie toes, the force of it wouldn't let me keep my feet on the ground. Then there were the burst blood vessels. My nose streamed blood and my eyelids were black from pooled blood under the skin. And I peed my pants every time I threw up. Just a complete loss of control and hostile pain takeover.

I truly thought I was going to have to go to the ER.

15 hours of that was worse than labor and I had a hard, long labor.

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ok i havent been through labor yet but just curious...is a brazillian bikini wax worse?
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TMJ pain. Basically nerve pain in your head/behind the ear, that feels like a knife is being stabbed into your head and twisted while the bone crushes into a million little pieces.

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The stomach flu. 15 hours of puking so hard my muscles were sore. I even threw up on my tippie toes, the force of it wouldn't let me keep my feet on the ground. Then there were the burst blood vessels. My nose streamed blood and my eyelids were black from pooled blood under the skin. And I peed my pants every time I threw up. Just a complete loss of control and hostile pain takeover.

I truly thought I was going to have to go to the ER.

15 hours of that was worse than labor and I had a hard, long labor.
Oh man, do I know the tippie-toe dry heave throw up, and the peeing uncontrollably...yikes.

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I haven't read the whole thread, but I had a friend tell me just today that getting her wisdom teeth out hurt far worse than any of her 4 c-sections, or her gallbladder surgery.
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Interesting thread...I can't resist putting in my two cents. I had an appendectomy when I was a kid and the anesthesia make me dry heave for two days after. That was bad. Torn open blisters from the allergic reaction to the surgical tape after my c/s hurt more than the incision itself. What hurt more than eight hours of useless pitocin torture? When I asked the doc who performed the c/s if I would be able to have a vaginal birth next time, and she basically said she didn't think so. That hurt the most.
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Yup, ear drum bursting is HIGH on my list too.

Sinus infections.. feel like being smashed in the face with a sledgehammer.

Pregnancy is pretty painful for me.. but I wouldn't put it on the list. Don't wanna tempt the gods not to allow it again

This thread makes me cringe everytime I read it.
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cesarean!
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Getting my nose pierced was worse than pitocin induced labor and birth with no pain meds.

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Getting my nose pierced was worse than pitocin induced labor and birth with no pain meds.
LOL I thought mine was abnormaly painful too! But no where near as painful as labor!
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Getting my full back tattoo hurt so much more than giving birth. Granted, it's a big tattoo and I had a really easy labor, but still.
For me, it really helped having that pain-free break between contractions.

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Just thought of something else... peeing after giving birth. That was unholy.
The first two times I peed, it hurt worse than crowning. The third time, I got smart and peed in the bathtub. Much better.

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nipple piercing! I almost passed out from the pain.

I just went through having several cavities filled and also having a wisdom tooth removed - I concentrated on the births of my kids (happy thoughts!) to get me through it all. I would never had a cavity filled or a tooth pulled without anesthesia, but I've had 4 med-free births and would love to do it again!
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Old school laser printer open to fix jam..... ya know where half the machine pops up to expose the inner-workings.... had my finger way down in the corner and my co-worker slammed it shut. OWWWWWWWWWW... i'm quite certain i crushed a nerve under my fingernail...ALMOST had to leave work for the day. i cried. hard.
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Having the impatient doctor reach INTO your uterus to remove the placenta.

OWWWW!!!!! That was immediately after the birth and hurt worse than the whole thing.

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Chronic anal fissure.
I'm not even 100% sure what that is, but it sounds PAINFUL!!

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The first two times I peed, it hurt worse than crowning. The third time, I got smart and peed in the bathtub. Much better.
Hey, that's a really good idea! I was just gonna use a peri bottle, but this sounds even more comfortable. Thanks!

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A complete bowel obstruction. For 3 days before you get a diagnosis.

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Endometriosis.. like transition labor, but with no breaks between contractions.

A bad day with inflammatory bowel disease.

My first pelvic exam.. she tried to do a bimanual exam, stopped when I screamed and cried. I think that is STILL the absolute worst pain I have ever felt.

Having an NJ tube put in with no sedation. I have a small nose and it took 45 minutes to get that sucker around the bend & down my throat. Thankfully, the radiologists were kind people.

Wry neck, when I mess it up so bad that I get an electrical shock in my neck if I turn my head wrong. Thankfully, it is much faster than labor.. but the pain is much worse.
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ooh not painful, but terrifying.. a pulmonary embolism at 32 weeks pregnant. The inability to breathe is awful and panic inducing, but add that to concern about the health of your unborn baby due to the lack of oxygen you can get into your lungs... yuck. PLUS they weren't able to treat it properly because I was pregnant.
Oh man.. just remembering how scared I was and how totally terrible it felt not to be able to get air into my lungs... *shudder*
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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.

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Endometriosis.. like transition labor, but with no breaks between contractions.
Thank you so much for saying this. I have endometriosis, and I have often thought that there was no way labor could be as bad as this pain. I am a birth junkie, and watch many many homebirth videos...and none of them are like I am when I get my monthly flow. When they hit transition, it looks like damn hard work, they sweat, they cry a little, they grunt and groan...I mean, it's obvious that it's no piece of cake, that's for sure!

But when I get my period, I scream and cry and dig my fists into my abdomen...roll around on the floor and thrash widely...and bang my forehead on the wall sometimes. There is just nothing else I can do to alleviate the pain--it is that terrible. It's horrible.

Many women without endo have told me that if I think my menstrual pain is bad, just wait til I have children. They just don't understand what endo is like.

So now I am even less afraid of childbirth than before...although I wasn't really afraid anyway, at least childbirth will be pain with a purpose. Endo is pain for no reason whatsoever...it's a very wrong kind of pain.

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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
: I can agree with that, sadly.

Falling off a running horse onto packed gravel at the side of a road and cracking a rib or three - excruciating. I cried for HOURS because I was in shock. And swore. Neither of which I did while birthing my daughters.

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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.

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In my experience with broken bones and dental work, I'd say nothing has hurt more than childbirth. However, with the latter, there is a point to it all. Somehow, that made it easier to deal with mentally and it comes to an end. Broken bones and dental pain last a lot longer.

However, I've taken care of a lot of patients with kidney stones who said it was way, way worse than childbirth.
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The pain of watching my child die was much worse than childbirth.
Oh, Cristeen, I"m so sorry. Peace and hugs to you.
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