I got cool sculpting 6 days ago and the pain keeps getting worse. It is like I have a belly full of broken glass. Is there anything I can do to ease the pain (not discomfort - PAIN) When will it subside. I can't concentrate to work it is so intense.
When Does the Excrutiating Pain Subside After CoolSculpting?
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Post Treatment Nerve Pain
This pain typically begins 3-4 days after treatment and usually lasts for about 5-7 days total. This pain is typical of being treated on the abdomen. The pain typically does not occur in other areas (other than the inner and outer thighs). Feverfew, Skullkap, and St. John's wort extract (1 dropperful every 6-8 hours) helps to decrease the pain.
Pain After Cool Sculpting
On rare occasion, a small percentage of the cool sculpting patients experience pain after treatment that will subside with about 2 weeks after the procedure.
Ibuprofen is recommended to help the patients deal with the transient pain they experience.
That said, it would be of your interest to contact your surgeon/physician who administered your cool sculpting treatment for a solution.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Best of luck to you.
Post coolsculpting pain
You have whats referred to as delayed onset pain. This pain typically begins 3-4 days after treatment and usually lasts for about 5-7 days total. This pain usually only occurs after abdominal area treatment. Heating pad and lidoderm patches are great for this type of pain, rest assured it will resolve very soon. Fortunately, the newer applicators have a much lower incidence of this delayed onset pain.
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When Does the Excruciating Pain Subside After CoolSculpting?
The possibility of delayed onset pain that can occur a few days after a CoolSculpting treatment of the abdominal area is caused by the nerve endings defrosting. The pain can last between 1 to 10 days. Most patients find comfort by applying ice on the area or taking a oral nerve medication called Neurontin prescribed by your physician.
Coolsculpting Pain & Healing
I am sorry to hear of your pain, but the good news is that it's almost coming to a close. Post treatment pain typically resolves within one week post treatment-one week after it onsets. Try applying ice packs and please refer back to your treating physician/clinic so they may determine whether a prescription remedy would help you here.
Pain after CoolSculpting
In a very small percentage of patients, they may experience some nerve pain after a few days. This is very different from the small discomfort they feel when having the treatment performed. In these cases, we prescribe Neurontin which is very helpful in alleviating this pain in a few days. In providing over 2000 treatments we find this happens on occasion and is not the typical side effect. This can happen more when the larger hand piece is used vs the regular (smaller) hand pieces.
Pain with Coolsculpting
Anytime pain is continue to escalate and is getting to the point of being unbearable it is best to contact the treating physician for an exam and medication to help deal with this discomfort. Good luck with your treatment.
Pain After CoolSculpting
Discomfort After Coolsculpting
CoolSculpting - Post Treatment Pain
The feeling of broken glass may be experienced 2-5 days following the Coolsculpting procedure. We refer to this as late onset pain. The good news is that this is a rare side effect and does not happen to everyone. Unfortunately we cannot predict who will or won't experience it. This pain consists of sharp intermittent pains that can be very uncomfortable. At our Clinic clients are invited to contact me to discuss pain management options.
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