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Managing Pain After Surgery


Dr. Nitin Kakka: Hi, I'm Dr. Nitin Kakka. Today, I will be talking about the pain related to surgery. Firstly, somatic pain; secondly, visceral pain; and thirdly, postoperative pain.

The somatic pain is usually because of furunculosis, abscesses, cellulitis, commonly known as boils. Treatment needed for this is specific antibiotics, a good analgesic, and anti-inflammatory. If the pain still persists, then we may need further investigations and surgery.

The common visceral pain which are seen are usually arising from gallbladder stone, kidney stone, or inflammatory and infected conditions like appendicitis, or the infection of the intestines.

Along with antibiotics, antispasmodic drugs, and you would definitely need some investigations. You will have to go to a doctor, find out the exact cause, and take the treatment accordingly.

Being surgeons, we deal with postoperative pain very frequently. The bad news is that pain is inevitable outcome of most of the surgeries. But the good news is that we have got very good analgesics, which can take care of it and make the life very comfortable.

As a patient, you should go to the doctor, discuss the procedure, discuss the duration of the surgery as well as the extent of pain and the severity of pain which is going to be there postoperative.

Knowing this makes you less anxious and helps to manage the pain much better. Never play around with the drugs and the dosages for pain. Stick to the schedule of the medication given by your doctor. That will help to maintain the medication in your systems well and help a good control of your pain.

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