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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pain Pills For Medical Procedure (Overview)

Pain pills for a medical procedure is often prescribed to help patients manage pain. These include Tylenol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin, and narcotic analgesics such as oxycodone.


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Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain control after surgery?

Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain control  after surgery?

Both!: There is a relatively novel form of perioperative pain relief known as patient-controlled epidural analgesia(or pcea). It's similar to pca in that you as the patient control how much medication you receive. However, instead of the medication being delivered to your veins, it's delivered to your epidural space, where it is more effective and less likely to produce systemic side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pain Pills For Medical Procedure (Overview)

Pain pills for a medical procedure is often prescribed to help patients manage pain. These include Tylenol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Motrin, and narcotic analgesics such as oxycodone.


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What pain medicine are given for pain after bunion surgey?

What pain medicine are given for pain after bunion surgey?

Depends: Every doctor has certain medications that work best for his patients. I typically give my patients 2 prescriptions. An anti-inflammatory and a hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain after surgery?

Expert opinions? Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain after surgery?

Depends on surgery: But for first few acute days, more likely to have patient controlled analgesia and is more appropriate in most situations. ...Read more

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Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?

Please write strongest pain medication, complete drug plan for post C-section pain. I chose C-section with general anesthesia. I don't want spinal or epidural?

Analgesia: It would not be practical to provide you with rx plan for postop analgaesia without knowing your medical history. You have tied your anesthesiologist's hands by declining spinal/epidural. Both techniques can have opiate adjuvants which diminishes motor blockade whilst maintains sensory blockade. Elective general anesthesia for delivery is dangerous and as an anesthesiologist i wouldn't do that. ...Read more

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When are surgical procedures for back pain needed?

When are surgical procedures for back pain needed?

Unstable spine: With nerves at risk . Back pain surgery are attempts to change out uncomfortable strucures for more comfortable structures or to stop painful small joint movements although scarred muscle hurts and stiff joints arent always percieved as more comfortable works occasionally is very diagnosis and patient dependant patient selection is key. ...Read more

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Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Can I ask for pain medications after breast reduction surgery?

Absolutely: Your plastic surgeon should provide you with a prescription for pain medication to be taken after your surgery. Usually, however, the pain is not great and can be managed with tylenol (acetaminophen) within a couple days after the surgery. ...Read more

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Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Are there safe medical and non-medical treatment options for muscle pain during pregnancy?

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read more

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Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Could endodontists prescribe pain pills after a root canal?

Root canal pain: Yes, an endodontist may prescribe pain medication following a root canal. They may also prescribe an antibiotic if they feel it is indicated. The decision will be left to the endodontist performing the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the proper procedure for a medical abortion? Given only 4 pills of misoprostol

What is the proper procedure for a medical abortion? Given only 4 pills of misoprostol

Many proper: Procedures; depends on the gestational age, patient specifics, and doctor preferences. Many don't use Misoprostol at all, it's not required, don't worry about number of tablets! ...Read more

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What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

Variable: Depending on your state laws, it may be illegal to drive at all when taking certain medications, so this is not the place to ask. You need to contact a local attorney and get the correct information. If your work depends on interstate driving, the federal rules are far more stringent, and you need to be aware of them. ...Read more

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What pain medicines can a person who had bariatric surgery take for a tooth ache?

What pain medicines can a person who had  bariatric surgery take for a tooth ache?

Several: Acetaminophen. If pain is more severe a narcotic such as oxycodone, or a combination such as Percocet or vicodin, but these are prescriptions. Nsaids such as Ibuprofen can be used, but there is a higher risk of stomach upset, and should be taken with some food. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for mittelschmerz(ovulation pain)?

Is there any medical treatment for mittelschmerz(ovulation pain)?

A few things: Your doc will examine you first to see if there is an obvious reason. He/she can give you pain medications, treat with hormones such as birth control pills or do a laparoscopy to look for endometriosis. ...Read more

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What pain medication other than oxycontin would you reccommend for post disc replacement and rod insertion surgery?

It sounds like you : Need a detailed evaluation as to why there is persistent pain after your surgery or surgeries. The type and mix of medication is dependent on your age, health, diagnosis and previous experience with various medications. You need to see a pain management specialist if your surgeon has nothing further to offer or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is there any legitimate pain nanagement doctors still careing and advocating for legitimate pain patients?

Yes: There are several pain management centers. Good ones have a multidisciplinary approach, and may include providers from orthopedics, interventional radiology, psychiatry, and specialist in pain management.Some people may not be surgical candidates or respond to epidurals etc, and simply need medication. Signed contracts, random urine testing may be required, but do not be offended if you need tx. ...Read more

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Will percocet help minimize surgical abortion pain, taken prior to the treatment?

It may: But it is a high dose narcotic that can be highly addicting. Your doctor may be able to rx a basic NSAID that may provide the same pain relief needed for such a procedure. ...Read more

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When under pain management for 2yrs using Butrans patch and there is a need for surgery how would the patient handle pain mgmnt with the surgeon?

When under pain management for 2yrs using Butrans patch and there is a need for surgery how would the patient handle pain mgmnt with the surgeon?

Worry re: withdrawl!: If the B. patch is taken off and no narcotics are given, the pt. will likely suffer withdrawal symptoms. The patch can be continued and the anesthesiologist can over ride the buprenorphine but must be careful to maintain respiration. After surgery the narcotics can be weaned of and the pt. can resume the bup. If patch is taken off, the pt. must be opioid free before re-starting the patch. ...Read more

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Hello, Can i take ibuprofen for pain of medical abortion (misoprostol )?

Yes: Absolutely. going through an abortion can be painful and you should take ibuprofen every 6 hours for the first 2 days for pain relief. Your GYN should have prescribed them to you I wish you the best Dr M ...Read more

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Does paracetamol have lower toxicity than other analgesic and how safe is it to take for headache?

Does paracetamol have lower toxicity than other analgesic and how safe is it to take for headache?

See below: Lower toxicity? No. Different. Tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity is in the liver. Other nsaids tend to have more kidney effects. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is certainly safe for a headache. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

What do you recommend for pain management for Stage IV Endometriosis, fibromyalgia and PCOS?

There are choices: These are three different diagnoses. For fibromyalgia therapies include antidepressive, muslce relaxants, anticonvulsants. Your gyencologist can help with the endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. You need to discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more

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I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

I have a C5 herniation.  What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read more

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Im on 100 mg of methadone for heroin addiction. I've been on it for 30 days. Lately my fingers and wrists are painful to move. Is it a side effect?

Im on 100 mg of methadone for heroin addiction. I've been on it for 30 days. Lately my fingers and wrists are painful to move. Is it a side effect?

More than likely: A relatively common side effect of Methadone is swelling of the hands and feet that may result in your wrist and fingers being stiff and sore. Methadone has a 5 day half life so it takes about 17 days to clear your system. If you have insurance, suboxone may be a better alternative to detox as the cost without insurance is over $350 monthly. Suboxone is also an easier drug to get off of. ...Read more

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I have a friend who I'm pretty sure is abusing pain pills hydrocodone etc, what are the side effects. How can I help her stop if posable?

I have a friend who I'm pretty sure is abusing pain pills hydrocodone etc, what are the side effects. How can I help her stop if posable?

Lots of side effects: The list of side effects is long I'll link to one. Expressions of caring and concern are really all one can do. Offers to help w/ whatever she may see as away to stop. Joining a gym together or meditation, yoga, etc classes. Gentle but firm reminders. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydrocodone-side-effects.html Friendship will help but it may take patience. ...Read more

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What medical procedure can reduce pores?

What medical procedure can reduce pores?

See below: While you can't actually shrink the size of your pores, you can take steps to make them appear smaller. Pore size is fixed and is determined mainly by your genes. Your pores may become slightly larger with age or with repeated exposure to the sun's damaging rays. ...Read more

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What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

What is the best medical procedure to erase wrinkles once and for all?

Depends: There is no way to erase wrinkles permanently. Wrinkles come with the aging process and until one finds the fountain of youth - this is going to be impossible. There are multiple procedures, both surgical and non-operative that can improve the appearance. Consult with our plastic surgeon for your best options. www.associatedplasticsurgeons.com. ...Read more

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Would chronic hepatitis lead to serious medical procedure in the future?

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Would chronic hepatitis lead to serious medical procedure in the future?

Potentially: It's hard to predict ahead, but hepatitis increases your risk of a cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma; treatment for this may require surgery vs. Interventional radiology. ...Read more

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Good day. I was hoping to get some advice on piles. Is there a medical procedure to remove or fix the piles?

Good day. I was hoping to get some advice on piles. Is there a medical procedure to remove or fix the piles?

Piles: piles is another name for hemorrhoids.
a general surgeon can take care of them in a couple of ways. However it would depend how significant in size they are. You might see your primary care physician first to make sure piles are what you have; and either treat you or send you to the correct specialist ...Read more

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Is there a medical procedure for losing visceral fat ? It's usually the last to go. Due to health reasons I accumulatd a lot.

Is there a medical procedure for losing visceral fat ? It's usually the last to go. Due to health reasons I accumulatd a lot.

Gastric Banding: First I need to know your BMI from your height and weight. If you do not now it , please provide me with information. Surgery comes after failure of standard medical management. Patients are subjected to a psychiatric assessment, and within each team a work up is performed. Surgery now days has changed very much, is usually performed using endoscopic techniques, and the complications are low. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone had alcohol poisoning, what's the medical procedure?

Could you tell me if someone had alcohol poisoning, what's the medical procedure?

Procedure: Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more

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Is hair transplant a legitimate medical procedure?

Is hair transplant a legitimate medical procedure?

Yes: Hair transplantation is a medical procedure where intact hair follicules are harvested from hair bearing areas on the scalp (donor site) and then the follicular units are replanted strategically into the bald areas. There are now many techniques available for hair transplantation, see a board certified plastic or dermatologic surgeon who specializes in this procedure to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks off hydrocodone but have to take 5mg oxy and 1mg lorazepam for a medical procedure, will this set back my recovery?

It could: That early out it could be a trigger for relapse, is the procedure necessary now, could it be done without the percocet, who also is a part of your recovery, does the doctor who is doing the procedure know about your history of addiction? Meaning it can be done but you really need to take a relapse risk seriously. Many have relapse by going into similar senerio all on there own. Need accountabilit. ...Read more

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I weigh 182 pounds and need to take lovenox (enoxaparin) injectable before a medical procedure. What would the lovenox (enoxaparin) dose be?

I weigh 182 pounds and need to take lovenox (enoxaparin) injectable before a medical procedure. What would the lovenox (enoxaparin) dose be?

Discuss w/ your doc: For something like this, as we are not privy to details of your medical history and procedure, it would be highly recommended to discuss this with your prescribing physician so that you get the safest and most personalized care. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more