A 31-year-old member asked:
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what kind of pain killers are prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
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
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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
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Dr. David Earle
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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Dr. Daniel Para
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Varies: Usually a narcotic pain pill such as Percocet or vicoden is prescribed after inguinal hernia repair. I like to add Ibuprofen as well, it seems to dec ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
NSAIDs, narcotics: Typically nsaids in combination with a synthetic narcotic combined with tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Mild narcotics: Drugs that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, or codeine, mixed with tylenol, (acetaminophen) are usually used after herniorrhaphy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain meds: Typically, a synthetic narcotic combined with Acetaminophen is used along with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory meds. Hope this helps.

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