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Tramadol Cancer Pain
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?
Depends: Multiple factors considered to determine medication but can't expect to be pain free ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much can be done: Most cancer pain can be controlled by a palliative medicine or pain specialist. It may take a combination of medications that work in different ways, interventional procedures such as nerve blocks or implantable pain pumps, radiation therapy and other modalities such as massage or acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the type if surgery. Speak with your surgeon. ...Read more
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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