A 31-year-old member asked:
what kind of pain killers are prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Kuhnke answered
39 years experience General Surgery
NSAIDS and narcotics: We approach the post op pain of hernia repair in three phases. Ice to the surgical area, off and on for 3-4 days, then switch to occassional heat. Nsaids, like Ibuprofen or naproxen, on a regular basis. Finally, a narcotic such as hydrocodone or tramadol for breakthrough pain. Good luck.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually: Oral Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodin for one or two days. Some patients need less.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. David Earle answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Narcotics: Typically, a combination synthetic narcotic with acetaminophen is used, along with an NSAID such as naproxen or ibuprofen. Ice packs can also be helpful. Usually no need for more than 1-2 weeks, and often less than a week depending on the individual and technique ofbrepair. Hope this helps!
Answered on May 16, 2016
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