• 9 months ago

    Hip surgery

    In November (mid) I dislocated and fractured my left hip. I had a total replacement, and am wondering how long does the hip pain last? I can feel the cold in the replacement and over all I am doing well, as I can get around house with out cane, but do need it out side. It is just the pain I hate asking my doctor for pain pills, even though I do not take them all the time, I try to take Tylenol first, and some times it works. But other times I need the pain pill, does the pain ever go away??


  • 8 months ago

    RE: Hip surgery

    On a level of 1 to 10, 10 being worst pain you've ever experienced, what is your normal pain level? Pain isn't only physical, it affects your brain too. If you need pain medicine while healing please take it. Be honest with your doctor. You also need to be aware of the risk of addiction,but allow yourself to heal pain free for now. I myself have had several orthopedic surgeries. Take your medicine as prescribed as use ibuprofen instead of Tylenol between doses of pain medicine and see if that works better. And stay strong. You will get through this.