Thanks for your query.
Noted the history of your girlfriend undergoing the surgery to remove the cyst with only 2 stitches.
One does not need any hydrocodone for a 2-stitch surgery.
She can skip hydrocodone.
Actually booze too is a good analgesic but can cause edema at the site of surgery hence better be avoided.
I hope this answers your query.
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