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Hi,

I was wondering what you’d use to describe what’s happening to a wound if an anaesthetic starts wearing off and you can feel pain.

Let’s say that you have your wisdom teeth removed, but the pain becomes an issue only after the anaesthetic stops having an effect. I know that a person can come around after surgery, but what would be used for a wound? I’m asking because we use the same word in both scenarios (when somebody wakes up from surgery and when the pain in a wound kicks in).

Thank you.

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Around here (USA), the painkiller wears off if you had been given a drug for pain. "Come around" is for when anesthetic wears off, but it says nothing about the pain.

Ann225starts wearing off

You can say that it's wearing off. You already had the answer.

Ann225I know that a person can come around after surgery,

That gives the impression that a patient was unconscious because of anaesthetic but is now waking up.

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Does it mean that I could say ‘the wound is coming around’?
Ann225 Does it mean that I could say ‘the wound is coming around’?

Not at all. The wound is starting to hurt.

That’s not what I mean though. Never mind. I suppose that there is no such word in English.
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