How long does pain last after surgery?

I am having pain in the front side of my chest. The surgery was done robotics. I think that my nerves are coming back and the nerve meds aren’t working. So my question is how long does the pain last?


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  • Margot moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi @Wmuessig,

    Thanks for reaching out. Pain after surgery can last different amounts of time – it can vary by person. We always recommend checking in with your doctor/care team if experiencing pain, as they may be able to offer help, and some find a palliative care specialist helpful in managing treatment side effects like pain as well (https://lungcancer.net/living/navigating-palliative-care/). You may find these posts helpful as well:

    https://lungcancer.net/symptoms/pain/

    https://lungcancer.net/living/managing-pain-lobectomy/

    https://lungcancer.net/living/drug-free-pain-relief/

    https://lungcancer.net/living/dealing-with-nerve-pain/

    Thinking of you.

    Best,
    Margot, LungCancer.net Team

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