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Vicodin prescribed for abdominal pain after hysterectomy. Suggestions?

I HAD A HYSTERECTOMY A WEEK AGO, AM FOLLOWING THE REGIMEN THE DR GAVE ME, HOWEVER I HAVE QUITE A BIT OF ABDOMINAL PAIN BEHIND MY NAVAL. THE OTHER TWO INCISIONS DONT BOTHER ME THAT MUCH AT ALL. PERCOCET DID NOT HELP, AND NOW HE HAS PRESCRIBED VICOTIN. I DONT LIKE TAKING MEDS IF I DONT HAVE TO, HOWEVER THIS PAIN IS ALMOST CONSTANT, ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE A FOLLOW UP SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for submitting your question. Both percocet and vicodin are narcotic analgesics which are highly addictive . Both can cause liver damage if used for long term. Both are used treat moderate to severe pain. So both drugs are almost same with same drug profile. I think you may be having post op vague abdominal pain, which is usually common after any abdominal surgery. Vicodin is sufficient to relieve your pain. If still the pain is not subsiding there is nothing to worry. On your next scheduled follow up , doctor will do a proper physical examination and may investigate if required. So dont worry and follow your doctors advice. Best wishses
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
There could be few reasons for your post hysterectomy pain abdomen. First reason could be the surgical pain of incision. The second reason could be omentum ( a free fat laden tissue of abdomen) may have got stuck to incision. Since the site of pain is above navel, so third cause could be post operative stress induced hyper-acidity.Vicodin is combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone,a very effective pain killer. The first 2 type of pain will responds to vicodine and third type of pain needs antacids and proton pump blocker. You can discuss the issue with your operating surgeon during your schedule follow up.
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