A variety of methods are used to ensure patients are comfortable after surgery. At the hospital, pain medication is administered via IV. Though it’s not common, if stronger medication for pain is required, your surgeon will alter your dose or change your medication. When discharged from the hospital, patients are sent home with medication for pain in tablet form.
What Can Patients Do To Minimize Discomfort?
Walk. Most of the discomfort is because of the gas right after surgery. So patients must walk and move around as much as they can right after surgery.
- Should I bring my own pain medication?
- What can I do if pain can’t be relieved when returning home?
- Is removal of the drain painful?
- How is nausea treated?
- What is the average pain period I can expect?
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