Itchiness and Pain 5 Days Post-op of a BL&BA Submuscular Normal?

My PS gave me 30 Vicodins 500/5 and I am in so much pain I finished them in 6 days (taking one every 3-4 hrs bc I could hardly move). I am now with bilateral pain in the muscle pain and back pain, I was taking arnica 30x and I broke out with a rash, I am taking 3-4 Advil but it hurts my stomach ..... What should I take over the counter? Are there any home remedies I can do? Or should I call for a refill? (P.s. I am 6 days post-op)

Doctor Answers (7)

Itchiness and Pain 5 Days Post-op of a BL&BA Submuscular Normal?

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You should call or see your PS and they will get you on the right meds. Some of these symptoms can be normal but the itching is usually from the pain medicine.


Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
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Itchiness and Pain 5 Days Post-op of a BL&BA Submuscular Normal?

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Everyone has her own unique post op pain experience. This sounds enough out of the ordinary that a call to your surgeon seems appropriate. Over the phone a decision can be made quickly as to whether or not you need to be seen or just reassured.

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Sub muscular breast implants certainly hurt more than sub glandular. Nevertheless with such severe pain you probably should check in with your plastic surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
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This is definitely a situation that will require a call to your plastic surgeon.  Everyones reaction to surgery and tolerance to pain will be different.  You may need, in addition to the Vicodan a muscle relaxant such as valium.  The pain will get better it just takes time.  

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Best to call your plastic surgeon for responsible advice. Online consultants, despite good intentions, will not be of much service to you. 

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