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Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle? Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:34 AM
Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

I am 9 weeks and one day post-op. For the past three weeks, I have had a discomfort or pain or feeling on the right or left side that feels like a pulled muscle or a sideache. Has anyone experienced this? I do think it is work related (sitting and reaching to the left or right). I don't know whether it really is just a strained or pulled muscle or something more that I should be worried about.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Re: Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

Is the pain just above or right at the hip? I know with a TAH, the muscles are pulled quite a bit to give the surgeons access to what they need. The connection points for them are in the hip area and those can get sore from activity for awhile.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 10:27 AM
Re: Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

MotoRider - yes, it is in my hip area. Thank you so much for the reply!
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:29 AM
Re: Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

I just went in for a follow up and this was one of my questions. She said that my muscles can be sore for awhile since everything gets moved around in there. I had mine on Dec 5th so we are close on dates. I also still have a hard time when I have to pee...just feels uncomfortable using those muscles? Not sure if you are having that problem too
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Unread 02-15-2012, 11:41 AM
Re: Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

I had a different procedure but am having the same pains. I am almost at 4 months and am having more and more days where the pain is not a problem so I assume it's all part of the healing process and just a way for my body to tell me to slow down and not do too much. Other days, like today, I snuggle up with my heating pad and it eventually gets better.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Re: Pain on right/left sides that feels like a pulled muscle?

I just went to see my dr because of a tearing/pulling pain on the right side of my abdomen since surgery and he told me it's probably a ligament or a muscle. I had an abdominal SAH. I'm treating it with advil right now.

I would definitely call my dr just to report it.

Cranberry juice is also helping a lot in terms of the slight pain I have on my the right side of my urethra and those same muscles when I pee.

Good luck to everybody.
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