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Pain Medications after Hysterectomy

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woman holding prescription pain pill bottleHow long will I need pain medications after my hysterectomy? I'm one week post-op and still can't get through a day without a pain pill.


It is really hard to say how long you will need pain medication. It can depend on many things such as your personal pain tolerance, how quickly you heal, how much you are really resting, and your overall health.

Doctors usually discharge patients from the hospital with a pain medication prescription for a few weeks to take as needed.

Take your pain medications on time. If they are meant to be taken every four hours, plan accordingly those few few days.

It is not unusual to be taking pain medication at 1–2 weeks post-op.

If your initial prescription for pain medication runs out and you still feel like you need it, call your doctor's office to ask about a refill.

Ideally, by the time your final checkup with your surgeon comes around during weeks 4–6, you should no longer need pain medications.

If you are concerned about your ongoing pain, discuss your needs with your physician.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-12-2003 - 10:16 AM


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