Day 7 Pains...when Will It Go Away? - Baltimore, MD

I'm on day 7 and am having sharp pains to my lower...

I'm on day 7 and am having sharp pains to my lower abdomen. I had a large applicator applied and had no problems during the procedure, but the sharp pains in my stomach now keep me from sleeping! When will this pain stop and/or how can I make it stop? I have no issues with the procedure otherwise and I would recommend it, but this pain right now is a bit unbearable.
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Thank you for commenting on your Coolsculpting treatment with us! While nearly 100% of patients have some temporary discomfort and numbness in the treated area, there are a small percentage of tummy patients who develop latent pain. This pain can be intense, unpredictable, and limits you from doing your typical activities (and yes! keeps you up at night). Fortunately, the pain is always self-limiting and is NOT indicative of anything wrong. It resolves as the nerves "defrost", typically 9-12 days after treatment. Ibuprofen 800mg, neurontin, and even narcotics such as Percocet (probably overkill) have been used to treat it. Wrapping your tummy with a 4" ace bandage and frozen peas or a small gel ice pack has also been reported to help. Benadryl can help you sleep. So sorry this happened to you! I've asked my office coordinator to call you so that we can help you through this. As always, please feel free to call us 24/7 with any questions or concerns. We are here for you. In about 2 months when your tummy is flatter and your skinny jeans fit a bit better, I think you'll say it was worth it! -Dr. Capone
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Get a prescription for Neurontin. It's a nerve-blocker, for the defrosting nerve pain you're having.
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