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I am 4th day post...
I am 4th day post op from gastric bypass surgery. I am at home now. I am having severe pains in my left shoulder which they had warned me about. However I cant seem to get any relief from it. I have walked, am drinking fliuds, taking my pain meds, etc. Nothing is helping. Any suggesstions?
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Greetings.

Which pain medicine have you tried?

Have you chest pain, breathlessness, sweating, nausea?

Dr. Arun

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I am taking dilaudid 4mg every 3-4 hrs. some nausea but not bad
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 8 years ago

Hello,

You can try Tylenol with Dilaudid which may enhance the pain relieving effect. If the pain does not come down to a significant level, despite that, you may need an injectable analgesics. For that one may need to go to ER or urgent care clinic.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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