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    patme1436 posted:
    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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    Anon_6061 responded:
    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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    Anon_6061 responded:
    Were you able to talk to your surgeon about this pain?
     
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    snowie33 replied to Anon_6061's response:
    wanted to know can a tubal ligation be reversed!
     
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    tlkittycat1968 replied to snowie33's response:
    Yes, they can be reversed.
     
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    patme1436 replied to Anon_6061's response:
    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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