Pain and discomfort after a surgery (procedure) is common and expected. Most pain or discomfort can be decreased to improve your child’s comfort and help them rest.

Pain relief medicine and/or comfort methods may help to reduce your child’s pain. The care team (providers and nurses) will do their best to make your child feel the best they can, but they will likely still have some pain and discomfort. Pain relief medicine may need to be limited to reduce the risk for side effects.

Please be an active partner in your child’s pain management plan by:

  • Helping us assess and treat your child’s pain
  • Telling us what comforts your child

There are many ways to increase your child’s comfort. This Health Topic provides info and tips that may help to manage your child’s pain and discomfort.