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My girlfriend had a cyst removed from her back Two

Patient: 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: 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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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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