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What type of pain killers are usually prescribed for pain from inguinal hernia repair?

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In brief: Narcotics

Narcotic pain medications are usually used for the moderately severe pain experienced after hernia surgery.
For very minor hernias at the belly button, Ibuprofen alone may suffice. For an inguinal hernia, however, the manipulation and sewing of muscles causes more severe pain that requires stronger narcotics to control. Make sure to take a stool softener with this to avoid straining!

In brief: Narcotics

Narcotic pain medications are usually used for the moderately severe pain experienced after hernia surgery.
For very minor hernias at the belly button, Ibuprofen alone may suffice. For an inguinal hernia, however, the manipulation and sewing of muscles causes more severe pain that requires stronger narcotics to control. Make sure to take a stool softener with this to avoid straining!
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Vicodin

Usually a combined tylenol (acetaminophen) with hydrocodone medication.

In brief: Vicodin

Usually a combined tylenol (acetaminophen) with hydrocodone medication.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Mild narcotics

Drugs that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, or codeine, mixed with tylenol, (acetaminophen) are usually used after herniorrhaphy.

In brief: Mild narcotics

Drugs that contain hydrocodone, oxycodone, or codeine, mixed with tylenol, (acetaminophen) are usually used after herniorrhaphy.
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