I had a hysterectomy 3 wks ago. I had severe swelling in my stomach, which hangs down like it did not prior. My incision is almost closed. The surgeon tried robotically, but i have too much scarring and she had to open me up. I am taking 2.5 Vicoden every 4 hrs so I can walk around some. Is asking for another 5mg Vicoden to have 2.5 out of the question? I do not want to be treated as if I'm a drug seeker. I have a high pain tolerance and rarely use over the counter pain meds. .
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I don't know much about dosages of Vicoden but it seems concerning that your pain is that bad 3 weeks post-op. I had very little pain after my hysterectomy. Of course, pain intensity and duration depends on your pain tolerance as well as what all was done during surgery. So maybe 3 weeks isn't all that much out of the ordinary.
You should contact your doctor. If you can't wait until tomorrow, you can contact his/her answering service.
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Were you able to talk to your surgeon about this pain?
Thank you for your response. I've talked with the surgeon's nurse. She said the pain is typical. I have an app't on Monday. I'm down to 2.5 vicoden with 2 ibuprofen. I'm so bored sitting around, but when I walk two blocks I get sore.
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