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I'm having the WORST pain of my life after this surgery (in UK on NHS) and would like some advice. The surgery went well, so I'm told, but has left me with a tremendous and painful swelling on the right side of my vulva. I've been back to see my GP (left messages for my surgeon but heard nothing) and he examined me and prescribed the following: Naproxen (2 500mg tablets twice per day) with Zapain (a codeine-paracetamol, 2 500mg tabs every four hours) and said he would fax his findings to the surgeon. No word yet, but the pain is almost unbearable. It's not my abdomen, which is tender but not unbearable, but the swollen area. 9no external stitches) My GP didn't think I have infection but didn't do blood tests or urine samples.
My question is this: is there anything more I can do for this localised pain? I'd love to know if there's a topical cream, an anaesthetic spray, or even some kind of home remedy (cold compress, etc.) that would help. Has anyone else experienced this searing, excruciating pain? I'm writing this at 5am because I can't sleep!!!
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