Also known as Postoperative Pain
Pain is an unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "funny bone". The International Association for the Study of Pain's widely used definition states: "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage."Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with pain after an operation, 68% report having sharp abdominal pain, 64% report having back pain, and 61% report having sharp chest pain.
Patients with pain after an operation often receive radiographic imaging procedure, hematologic tests, complete blood count, plain x-ray, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, urinalysis and glucose measurement .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain after an operation include orphenadrine (flexon), butorphanol (stadol), dimenhydrinate (dramamine), chlorzoxazone, lipase, acetaminophen / dextromethorphan / doxylamine / pseudoephedrine, methotrimeprazine, lyme disease vaccine, ibuprofen / oxycodone, isoxsuprine, cephapirin, carbetapentane / pseudoephedrine and hydrochlorothiazide / reserpine .
Groups of people at highest risk for pain after an operation include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get pain after an operation.