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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Scale of 1-10: Pain is generally assessed on a scale of 1-10. One being normal and ten being the worst pain a person has experienced.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nerve involvement: Tumor tissues invade surrounding normal tissues, including nerves and that can cause pain. Tumor infiltrating the bone causes weakness and overt or m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pain specialist: If not already done, please ask your physician about referral to a pain specialist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Cancer pain: Managing cancer pain depends on what is causing the pain.In general patients will be given oral pain meds that are used every 4to6 hours, this is foll ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Start simple:: Acetomenophen 1st, non-steroidal (ibuprofen and ilk), neural interactive (gabapentin, amytryptiline, analeptics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Depends on the type if surgery. Speak with your surgeon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Tramadol can be an effective pain relieving medication, including for cancer patients.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/No: Pain medicines come in the form of tablets(oral use) or injectables which can be given under the skin(Sub Q) or given IV. Of these chocies SubQ and or ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hard feces: You're describing a situation which, if it does not improve on increasing the fiber in your diet, would probably be best remedied by using a stool sof ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Muscles: Could bi inflammation. No cancer. Do not worry and relax. Good Luck
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