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Can I Take Tramadol Before Surgery
I am a very high strung 50 year old women with a history of back surgery and some moderate pain issues in tailbone. I do not take anything for pain except 25 mg of tramadol occasionally and i am actively seeking help from orthopedics, physiatrists and my
Minn. doctors. I have had pain in my pelvic area since 1992 from cancer surgery & 37 radiation treatments. I take mostly Tylenol & some tramadol ?
Not uncommon: Twenty two years post pelvic surgery with the only complaint of some pain controlled by mild oral meds is fairly good. When pelvic surgery and RT used, one thinks of hysterectomy or rectal Ca for cancer. The intestine usually drops into the pelvis and RT causes fibrosis around bowel and bladder to produce discomfort. At 90 no other approach should be used for management. ...Read more
I want to stop taking tramadol for my leg surgery i did since 2006. I want any sub medicine for the tramadol. ?
Follow up: I've had cortisone injections for my torn rotator cuff along with OTC and tramadol. No help. Surgery next month. ?
Be sure of diagnosis: Unless you are an overhead athlete ( pitcher or tennis, etc.) full - thickness rotator cuff tears in your age are very unusual. More commonly seen are shoulders w/ a component of instability and secondary rotator cuff tendinitis/partial thickness injuries and/or biceps anchor injuries'SLAP' tears . See an experienced ORS w/ subspecialty training in shoulder / sports before you have surgery . GL! ...Read more
Pain management & me
fractured clavicle and clav repair surgery
tramadol works the best but I am worried about addiction...Is there a risk?
I am on Gabapentin, Tramadol and Codeine for osteoarthitic hip pain and will be having surgery in 2 weeks. How do I wean off all this afterwards?
Discuss w/ surgeon: Be sure to get detailed directions from your surgery team about this important issue. Be sure you understand it well and ask for instructions for contact help if you discover further questions or problems. You are wise to want to plan ahead. They are the best source of guidance as they should know both your Hx and Tx most completely. ...Read more
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