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Causes Of Hyperalgesia
causes visceral/hyp: I n many cases it starts after a viral illness or other infection or insult to the GI tract.This causes temporary damage to the mucus lining of stomach, causing pain, it then sensitises the stomach and other parts of intestine and cause abdominal pain. Other conditions like abdominal migraine, pancreatitis, and esophageal reflux may trigger this condition, and it can happen in other visceras as well. ...Read more
Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?
Visceral Hyperalgesi: is another (fancy) was of decribing "Sensitive Bowels" a term which is old fashioned and used to describe a WIDE RANGE of Bowel disorders presenting as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). See a GI Doc with an interest in this disorder which NOW has a number of excellent treatments! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more
Functional pain/abdo: Is another name for pain in abdomen in children and some adults which can be acute or chronic for which no cause has been found inspite of doing all the tests.Some GI specialist feel that severe case of functional abdominal pain may actually be due to visceral hyperalgesia.It means that a person has increased hypersensitivity to pain in the viscra of stomach and intestines. It responds to pain me. ...Read more
ALLODYNIA/HYPERALGES: Theorotically it is possible for both to co exist but these are two distinct conditions with different etiologies and it is not so common to see them in same person. Allodynia is feature of painful conditions like neuropathies, complex regional pain syndromes, post herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and migraine and hyperalgesia is pain limited to viscera with different etiology. ...Read more
Increase senditivity: Hyperalgesia implies nerves are more sensitive to stimuli. Things that don't usually hurt can lead to pain, more or different pain medications may need to be used ...Read more
Visceral hyperalgesi: There is no cure for this condition, and it is treated with non opoids and opoids analgesics like morphine derivatives and Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or ultram.Neurontin, zelnorm and procardia some children with this disorder will recover in time without any treatment.Others will need long term treatment with meds to control symptoms. ...Read more
Yes of course ...: The best treatment would be to stop taking opioids of any sort. Then gradually over a period of months, your body's pain sensitivity threshold will return to normal. I have had patients who obtained the same amount of relief from ibuprofen that used to require narcotics the year before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can opioid induced hyperalgesia be reduced ? 2 years continuous use of 500/30 tablets. Around 6 per day. Can this produce nerve like pain ?
Yes: Hyperalgesia is a state where your nerves and receptors are sensitive to stimuluts and there is increase in pain to a painful stimulus. Usually the solution is to stop the opioids. Just know that if you stop the opioids, you will feel worse before you start feeling better and it may take several weeks. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and supervision throughout this process. ...Read more