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Unread 07-07-2003, 03:03 PM
The Pulling, Tugging Feeling in Lower Abdomen

Has anyone experienced a pulling, tugging feeling where the uterus and ovaries use to be. Also causes lower back pain. Was wondering what causes that?? Anyone with any info. on this would be greatly appreciated. I hate to keep calling the doctor... he already thinks I am a hypochondriac! I just have so many questions about the healing process ... like what is normal and what is not.

TAH/BSO severe scar tissue, adhesions and Endometriosis
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Unread 07-07-2003, 03:18 PM
The Pulling, Tugging Feeling in Lower Abdomen

My dr. told me it was from the stitches dissolving and also using muscles that weren't used to being used in that particular way. The other day it felt like someone was pulling my belly button from the inside, and things kept "catching" inside. All of it, very weird feelings. I have noticed a very odd correlation. When I feel these "tugs" inside, I don't seem to have as much staining or spotting. Don't know either one of these things are related or not, just curious. It may be because when I feel these "things", I tend to go rest. My dr. did encourage me to really listen to my body, and if I felt tugs, pulls or fatigued, it was my body telling me "enough" and go lay down for awhile. We each heal at a different rate, and have to listen to what our body says.

Hope you feel better.
Unread 07-07-2003, 04:58 PM
The Pulling, Tugging Feeling in Lower Abdomen

The twinges and pulling are all part of the recovery process. Some twinges may hurt a bit more than others- but usually as time goes by, the sensation is less and less. I still have slight pulling from time to time- and I am 6+ months P/O.

Don't ignore sharp pains, however- or if you have overdone it. Please call the doctor if that happens.

Have an uneventful recovery!

Lamb and Lion
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Unread 07-07-2003, 05:42 PM
The Pulling, Tugging Feeling in Lower Abdomen

I just visited my DR today for my 4 week post op. I mentioned the tugging feeling which she said was normal and also told her I had a more stabbing pain. Before I could even tell her where she asked if it was on the sides of the incision which they were. She said these are where the knots are in the internal stitches and that area tends hurt a bit if it gets pulled. These are the slowest dissolving stitches because they hold together the fascia of the abdominal wall. Sounds like we are in the same boat. I hope you continue to improve. Amoeba
Unread 07-07-2003, 05:54 PM
I am having same thing

I wrote about this in a post called Marathon Belly. I too talked to the doc today about it & it is all part of the healing process. The back pain is really annoying.

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