A 30-year-old male asked:
when i tell people. i want surgery, because i don't wanna live in constant pain anymore. why do people say surgery will make me worse?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 26 years experience
Might not help: Frequently surgery can resolve pain issues for example pain with appendicitis. You get your appendix removed and the pain goes away. Sometimes the surgery only helps a little or not at all. This is sometimes seen with back surgery or sinus surgery. You should talk to your surgeon to make sure the surgery is likely to relieve your problems.
Last updated Aug 10, 2013
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