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pain was posted 04/30/2005 02:25 pm by Peter F
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I am relatively new to pain. I developed a more or less steady abdominal pain after my stent placement 3 weeks ago.

It is usually very hard to know the real cause of the pain. Calling my GI doctor, he just suggested to start some narcotic pain meds. I was not ready for that as I got some relief with Advil.

Some pains could be just gas pains related to poor digestion or chemo. The worst part is that sometimes there is just no comfortable position that alleviates the pain.Before starting treating the pain one has to make sure that the pain does not signify an emergency which can show up as a new fever, hard abdomen,pain on pressing in a particular spot, no bowel sounds, etc.

When starting pain meds do start with over the counter meds. If they do not work then proceed to something stronger. Try to rotate the meds so that you avoid side effects which themselves can cause abdominal pain or liver problems.

Peter F

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