My girlfriend had a cyst removed from her back Two

Patient

Q: My girlfriend had a cyst removed from her back. Two stitches, painful for her. She was prescribed hydrocodone. She is an alcoholic. Should she skip the hydrocodone? She can't skip the booze.

Symptoms:  Alcoholic prescribed hydrocodone
Doctor

A:   Hi.
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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