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How long will i take pain medicine after a bunionectomy?

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In brief: Really depends...

Most people don't need to take the narcotic analgesics very long, but they often switch to an anti-inflammatory agent soon after the surgery.

In brief: Really depends...

Most people don't need to take the narcotic analgesics very long, but they often switch to an anti-inflammatory agent soon after the surgery.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: May vary

Some may not need to take it at all while others may need to take it for a few weeks.

In brief: May vary

Some may not need to take it at all while others may need to take it for a few weeks.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

In brief: It varies.

Most patients say the first few days after surgery are the most painful, but with pain medication and elevation, it's very manageable.
Depending on your procedure, and your individual pain tolerance, you may be able to stop the pain medication the first week, or you may need to use it for over a month. Talk to your surgeon about your expected pain level for your particular surgery.

In brief: It varies.

Most patients say the first few days after surgery are the most painful, but with pain medication and elevation, it's very manageable.
Depending on your procedure, and your individual pain tolerance, you may be able to stop the pain medication the first week, or you may need to use it for over a month. Talk to your surgeon about your expected pain level for your particular surgery.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

How long you have post op pain.

In brief: Depends

How long you have post op pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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