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Acute pain after surgery

Pain is common after surgery, but suffering through it is not necessary-it can be relieved. Not only is there no point in unnecessary suffering, you will actually recover from your surgery better with good pain control. You will be better able to do your breathing exercises and move about as the nurses direct. You may even leave the hospital sooner.

Checking out plans ahead of time helps you to be sure to get the best pain relief. Talk to your doctor or nurse about their plans for managing your pain. Let them know about your past experiences with pain relief as well as any concerns you have about pain management.

After surgery, take pain medication as soon as the pain begins. Tell your nurse or doctor about unrelieved pain.

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