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Pain After Surgery (cont.)

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Because pain is a normal part of the healing process, most people who experience pain after surgery have a good prognosis; however, pain can be a sign of serious complications of surgery. The prognosis depends on the type of surgery and the type of complication.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2014
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