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Anti-inflammatory medicines

During your recovery in the hospital, you may have been started on anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen (Advil® and Motrin®). Anti-inflammatory medicines assist with healing by reducing swelling and pain.

You may be continuing an anti-inflammatory medicine after discharge from the hospital, please 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 doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

You may also continue to use other therapies to help manage your pain. These include relaxation techniques, listening to music or relaxation CDs, visualization or guided imagery or massage.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ah-95582
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 04/25/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2015