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nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side... nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

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Unread 05-02-2004, 01:18 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

I tried to search for symptoms for a hernia on Webmd.com but only found 'male groin' related subjects, or hernias in babies. THATS it. Wish I knew why I had this pain. After ALL this time I am sick of it. It feels like a large open raw wound inside. HURTS, severe at times, mild at times, sometimes feels like it is burning.... this has been going on for WEEKS now :-(
When I last talked on the phone to my Dr last week, he said as long as no fever, all was normal. GEEZ............ its been so long now.

Thanks for listening to me whine.
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Unread 05-02-2004, 01:30 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

Where on your left side is the pain.? is it high or low? is it up into the rib area? if it is, it could be your kidney. Right after surgery my left side was hurting very badly... up high. It was sore.
My kidney utertur had been sown up and it was blocked. they did a MRI and found that it was enlarged and took me straight back into surgery and put in a stent. (4 days after the hyster)
but that wasn't the real pain that was making me complain... it was the abd area. the intestines had fallen and they had to stitch those back up... that's why i was really complaining... no because of the kidney. (otherwise, i think they would have sent me home)
there was no indication either about the block because my other kidney was funcitoning ok... (no fever)
I don't know what to tell you... but this is a suggestion... I am thankful they found my problem. another woman i know had the exact same thing... her 's wasn't fixed for 6 mths and her kidney is now dead. i am really hoping and praying that you find the answers soon.... but A LOT of pain is NOT normal.

climb
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Unread 05-02-2004, 01:42 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

Sorry you are having some discomfort. Definitely mention it to your doctor. Call the office if your next visit isn't for a while, if nothing else, for peace of mind.

I had a really sore spot on my left side for quite some time. The first visit I mentioned it to my doctor (when he removed half the staples) he said I was healing. 2 wks later I mentioned it again he finally told me where I was pointing was where he tied up my ligaments "nice n tight"

It felt like I had a stictch in my side from running too much for a good 8 weeks. (and yes, even though he told me what it was at 2 weeks, each visit I mentioned it again and again just incase.

BSQ
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Unread 05-02-2004, 02:38 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

Thanks ladies for your responses :-)

ClimbColo, I am 'happy' to say the pain is NOT way uphigh at all. It is just to the left of my belly button, down 1/2 inch or so, give or take. That is the general area. So maybe that is where most of the 'work' was done and that is why at nearly 4 weeks it is still SO sore, tender etc.........
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Unread 05-02-2004, 02:54 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

I still have pain in my left side.....that's the ovary i lost....It hurts really bad when i lean over someting and puts presure there...or hugging someone......Don't know what it is but i don't like....Be glad when it's gone
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Unread 05-02-2004, 03:35 PM
nearly 4 weeks post op, STILL have big pains on left side...

I had the same pain on both sides, sometimes it would only be on the left, sometimes on the right, sometimes both. I mentioned it to my doc at my 6 week check up and he said my internal tissues (including ovaries) were still very swollen and that was causing the cramping/pain. I needed a silver nitrate to help with healing and went back at 8 weeks for a re-check. Everything was fine, the swelling had gone down and the cramping was gone. Now however, if I do too much I start cramping a little and I assume I am swelling again so I take it easy for a while and it goes away. Hope you get to feeling better.
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