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Gastric bypass surgery and medicines for osteoarthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   If I am going to have bariatric surgery with a gastric bypass procedure and I will need anti-inflammatory medicine after the surgery, what medicines are available for me to relieve my osteoarthritis? I am allergic to topical analgesics with any anti-inflammatory component. Non-inflammatory analgesics such as acetaminophen do not relieve my pain.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   age-54, male, 340 pounds and 5' 9". Also, I am not allowed any nsaid's orally.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the reason for that?
User :   nsaid's will be inflammatory to the newly created pouch.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   But one good aspect is that
Doctor :   your osteoarthritis symptoms
Doctor :   shall come down with weight reducts
Doctor :   reduction
Doctor :   there are analgesic patches which you can discuss with your doctor
Doctor :   and if the pain is limited to a particular site
Doctor :   then you can as well go for local injections
User :   thank you very much, i will discuss it my physician.
Doctor :   Ok, fine

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