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Is tramadol used for cancer pain?

Is tramadol used for cancer pain?

Yes: Tramadol can be an effective pain relieving medication, including for cancer patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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My grandmother has lung cancer and it's spreading down her arm she's always in pain but is only prescribe tramadol. Is this normal?

My grandmother has lung cancer and it's spreading down her arm she's always in pain but is only prescribe tramadol. Is this normal?

Need evaluation: Possible metastasis of her cancer to brachial plexus. Need to know location so direct treatment of area can be accomplished. Tramadol may not be strong enough to handle. It is indeed appropriate to use more potent opioids under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Minn. doctors. I have had pain in my pelvic area since 1992 from cancer surgery & 37 radiation treatments. I take mostly Tylenol (acetaminophen) & 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

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What causes cancer pain usually?

What causes cancer pain usually?

Nerve involvement: Tumor tissues invade surrounding normal tissues, including nerves and that can cause pain. Tumor infiltrating the bone causes weakness and overt or micro fractures that are painful. Inflammation often accompanies cancerous tissues and may contribute to the pain. ...Read more

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What's best management of cancer pain?

What's best management of cancer pain?

Cancer pain: Managing cancer pain depends on what is causing the pain.In general patients will be given oral pain meds that are used every 4to6 hours, this is followed by meds given every 12hours.If this doesn't work patches can sometimes help, pumps can be used to deliver meds iv, occassionally an injection may be the best tool.Radiation is a great tool to manage cance pain as well. ...Read more

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How is cancer pain assessed?

Scale of 1-10: Pain is generally assessed on a scale of 1-10. One being normal and ten being the worst pain a person has experienced. ...Read more

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Which is now the top post-op cancer pain medications?

Depends: Depends on the type if surgery. Speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause physical pain? Can my mind make me think I have pain that mimics cancer pain?

Can anxiety cause physical pain? Can my mind make me think I have pain that mimics cancer pain?

Mental pain: Yes, Your mind can cause problems but also has the power to fix problems. See a mental health practitioner. ...Read more

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Is there cancer pain so intense that it cannot be controlled by any medication at home? What do they do in a hospice for it?

Is there cancer pain so intense that it cannot be controlled by any medication at home? What do they do in a hospice for it?

Yes/No: Pain medicines come in the form of tablets(oral use) or injectables which can be given under the skin(Sub Q) or given IV. Of these chocies SubQ and oral can be easily done at home but IV therapy requires a professional, frequently a Physician, who may be limited in availability, yet it can be arranged. It is all a matter of how best to keep patient comfortable. IV Pain meds can control any pain. ...Read more

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When popping feels like popping a pinecone. Blood with initial wipe. Gone after second wipe. Fissure? Cancer? Pain gone after BM

When popping feels like popping a pinecone. Blood with initial wipe. Gone after second wipe. Fissure? Cancer? Pain gone after BM

Hard feces: You're describing a situation which, if it does not improve on increasing the fiber in your diet, would probably be best remedied by using a stool softener. If this does not bring relief in two weeks, or if the pain becomes more severe or lasting, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

Tramadol (Definition)

A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more