I did coolsculpting in the abdomen 5 days ago and I have a lot of pain. My doctor told me not to take analgesics or anti-inflammatories. I need something to help.
Abdomen pain. I need a medicine!
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Doctor Answers 14
Pain in Abdomen after Coolsculpting
Thank you for your question. Some patients feel sharp pain in the abdomen after treatment. Neurontin or Gabapentin can help alleviate this pain. This needs to be prescribe by your treating physician. Best of Luck!
After CoolSculpting treatment, patients can experience a tingling sensation that can be painful and uncomfortable. Because the abdomen tends to be the most sensitive area for patients, many providers will prescribe Neurontin (gabapentin) to help with this side-effect. Consult your board-certified plastic surgeon regarding your recent treatment. Good luck!
Pain after CS
Pain after CS is well described and is temporary in most cases. I recommend that my patients first try NSAIDS such as ibuprofen or tylenol. If this does not suffice, I prescribe Neurontin for a couple of weeks. Discuss these ideas with your doctor.
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Alternative analgesic and anti-inflammatory
There are effective alternatives to traditional analgesics and anti-inflammatories. Arnica montana is a natural anti-inflammatory and Hypericum perforatum is a natural analgesic that can be used after all invasive and non-invasive procedures. They shorten the healing time and reduce discomfort. They can be taken together and combined with Neurontin after CoolSculpting if the pain is more severe.
Neurontin helps with discomfort after CS
Hi romina45. Some patients get comfort from either warm or cold compresses to the area. In my experience, using Neurontin has been successful-it does not work immediately unfortunately & does take a few days for the levels to be adequate to give relief. Hope you feel better soon!
Coolsculpting and pain
Pain is to be expected after CoolSculpting. It should be fine to take Motrin or Tylenol to help alleviate this mild discomfort. If discomfort persists I would recommend following up with your treating physician for further evaluation and treatment. Good luck with your recovery.
Pain after Coolsculpting Treatment
Some temporary pain and tenderness in the treatment area is common with Coolsculpting, especially at the abdomen. The tenderness is most likely due to nerve injury and inflammation. I recommend that my patients wear compression and take an anti inflammatory to help with the pain. There is also a medication called Neurontin that can help with the nerve pain. I recommend consulting with your Coolsculpting provider on the best treatment for this. Best of luck!
Pain after Coolsculpt
I see no reason that you can't take tylenol and ibuprofen for this. If that doesn't improve the symptoms, see your provider.
Andrew Campbell, M.D.
Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Pain after CoolSculpting
Hello and thank you for your question. For late onset pain we usually give Gabapentin, but I recommend to call your Doctor and ask him.
In my office if patients get this type of discomfort we like to give them a prescription for lidocaine patches and encourage anti-inflammatories like Aleve or Motrin (if they can tolerate them). Every practice is different. Please follow up with your provider again. This type of discomfort, on the norm, will improve and dissipate by week 2 or 3. Hope this helps.
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