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How do you relieve pain from implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery?
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pain and AICD
Post-operative pain is normal but should not be excessive.
First, what is the cause of the pain? If the surgical site is red, swollen, or oozing fluid, contact the implanting physician immediately. The problem could be serious.

In brief: Pain and AICD
Post-operative pain is normal but should not be excessive.
First, what is the cause of the pain? If the surgical site is red, swollen, or oozing fluid, contact the implanting physician immediately. The problem could be serious.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)
It will improve over time- it is uncomfortable because it is quite a large device under the skin, but your body will get use to it.
Until then just tylenol, (acetaminophen) and perhaps advil if you can tolerate it. Good luck.

In brief: Tylenol (acetaminophen)
It will improve over time- it is uncomfortable because it is quite a large device under the skin, but your body will get use to it.
Until then just tylenol, (acetaminophen) and perhaps advil if you can tolerate it. Good luck.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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