Your pain should lessen every week. There are many ways you can ease your pain:
You may have been started on anti-inflammatory medicines
during your recovery in the hospital. Anti-inflammatory
medicines help with healing by reducing swelling and pain.
If you will be continuing an anti-inflammatory medicine after
leaving the hospital, be aware that these medicines may cause
stomach upset for some people. Take the medicine as directed on
your prescription. Taking this medicine with food or milk may be
helpful to control stomach upset. Call your health care provider if
you have any questions or concerns.
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Managing your pain continues when you leave the hospital.
For more information on managing your pain, visit
allinahealth.org/surgery to watch a series of four short videos on pain.
The topics are:
You can watch the videos as often as you would like.
Talk with your surgeon
before starting an anti-inflammatory