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Excruciating Immediately After Suction Removed - Arizona

Had it done yesterday. Had my abdomen and flanks...

Had it done yesterday. Had my abdomen and flanks done. About 2 minutes after they removed the suction head from my abdomen I got sharp pains that brought tears to my eyes. Not sure if was cramping or a muscle spasm. The medical assistant actually went and got the doctor's head nurse. They said no one had experienced intense pain right after. They admitted some patients get nerve pain around the 3rd day, but this dumbfounded them. They offered me Valium and pain pills for the flanks, and offered to reschedule. I refused both options and unfortunately experienced the same pain each time the head was removed. The pain lasted maybe 10 minutes, but I was excruciating. After 10 minutes I was fine and am not really sore today.

The office believes that some of the muscle is pulled up into the vacuum head and cramps or spasms once it is released and blood rushes into the area. They said they were going to call the company/rep and ask them if this has happened with other people.

They told me bloating and swelling are part of the process and last about a week and up to 2 weeks. I was advised to take 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours to help with inflammation.

Like I said earlier, people have reported nerve pain around day 3 or 4 and I was told they will Rx Neurontin should that occur.

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The nurse/assistant that did my procedure gave me her cell and home phone number should I have any problems. She also called me the very next day.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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My experience was very similar to yours when the suction was initially turned off, but just for about 10 minutes. I was fine after that. Come back and post what your results were! :-)
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I did mine 2 days ago and on joy, day 3. Can you tell me if your stomach was swollen as mine now looks like I am pregnant. Can you tell me when the swelling died down or if yours died down?
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Honestly I don't think I was super swollen. I know others that said they also looked pregnant. It's been about 2 weeks now. I don't think I'm swollen any longer. Pins and needles went away at day 10.
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The pins & needles sensation started day 3 and still continues. It's been a week. Nothing like the sensation after they pulled off the apparatus!
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ouch, sounds painful. are you still sore now?
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