A 38-year-old member asked:
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type of pain killers prescribed for post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

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Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
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 decrease the amount of narcotic needed to control pain in the first week after herniorraphy.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015

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Dr. David Earle
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NSAIDs, narcotics: Typically nsaids in combination with a synthetic narcotic combined with tylenol (acetaminophen).
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Mild narcotics: Drugs that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, or codeine, mixed with tylenol, (acetaminophen) are usually used after herniorrhaphy.
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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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