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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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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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