I have a high pain threshold and tolerance for medical procedures - I've had a termination and some other minor procedures under a local by choice. Several years ago I had severe peri-menopausal bleeding, and a scan showed a large polyp. Under local, I had the polyp removed using forceps. I would describe this as a very minor procedure, causing me next to no discomfort during or after, and with the reassurance of the biopsy. It solved my bleeding problems for around 18 months.
Then the bleeding came back. This time, rather than do a diagnostic scan, the GP decided it must be another polyp