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Can Morphine Be Given For Pain Experienced Due To Cervical Cancer?

My sister, age 48, died last Wed. of cervical cancer. She got down to 62lbs and was 5ft. 9in. Her pain levels were extremely high. She had a morphine pump and had a cocktail list of prescriptions. Tues. morning she had said she had no pain. Told us how she had seen Angels and died 24 hrs. later.

Why is it she had no pain?
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
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Hi

Yes morphine can be given for pain experienced due to cervical cancer.

You can give morphine at a dose of 15 to 30 mg orally every 4 hours as needed

Its side effects are Cramps
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
drowsiness
false or unusual sense of well-being
relaxed and calm feeling
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
weight loss

These can be managed symtomatically.

Regards

DR DE
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Can Morphine Be Given For Pain Experienced Due To Cervical Cancer?

Hi Yes morphine can be given for pain experienced due to cervical cancer. You can give morphine at a dose of 15 to 30 mg orally every 4 hours as needed Its side effects are Cramps difficulty having a bowel movement (stool) drowsiness false or unusual sense of well-being relaxed and calm feeling sleepiness or unusual drowsiness weight loss These can be managed symtomatically. Regards DR DE