Doctors write these prescriptions for just about anything. I had a growth removed from the skin on my midsection a while back (probably a carbuncle like gump has all over him). The doctor numbed it up, cut it out and put in about six stitches. This was all done in the office. He wrote me a prescription for vicodin which I did not fill.
The only aftereffect I "suffered" from this "surgery" was just some itching as it healed.
Why was this doctor trying to get me to take Vicodin?