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Digestive Disorders

Chronic Pain After Bowel Surgery

11/30/2011

Question:

My daughter had her large bowell removed and is in constant pain. A scan showed she does not have a hernia.  Pain relief is not really effective. She had the operation three years ago and has suffered ever since. Can anyone help?

Answer:

Your daughter has chronic pain. If her gastroenterology doctors have not found a cause for her pain, she may benefit from seeing a chronic pain specialist.

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University