Pain Pump Insertion Concerns
When to Contact Doctor About Pain Pump Insertion
Alternate Names for Pain Pump Insertion:
Intrathecal pain pump insertion
Call Your Doctor
After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Redness, swelling, pain, or discharge around an incision site
- Uncontrolled pain or pain that is progressively getting worse
- Sudden back pain
- Opioid withdrawal symptoms: rapid breathing, perspiration, runny nose, agitation, increased heart rate, fever, tremors, muscle twitching, aching muscles, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Loss of bowel or bladder function
- Headache lasting longer than 48 hours
- Beeping noises from pump
- Sudden onset of leg weakness and spasm
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
In case of an emergency, CALL 911 .
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright ©2013 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved. Source: EBSCO