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Pain at left rib cage area

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Started by allaboutmefl, Feb 13, 2008 2:19 PM
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    KarenG.

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Posted February 20, 2008 - 3:07 PM

#21
I just got back from the surgeon's office. I had a similar pain,tugging feeling and I found out I have a hernia there that is causing the discomfort. Just FYI because your problem could be anything! Good luck.


    allaboutmefl

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Posted February 21, 2008 - 10:56 AM

#22
Karen,

Do you have to have surgery to fix the hernia?

Ghostbuster, Hope you are feeling better..


    ghostbuster

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Posted February 21, 2008 - 2:37 PM

#23
Thanks allaboutmefl, I am feeling a little better, but it does usually get worse at night and it hurts when I lean back in a chair.

Karen, That is good and bad news, at least it's not your band right? but it does suck to have a hernia, let us know how it goes!


Posted February 21, 2008 - 2:46 PM

#24
I have the same weird left side pain. Not in the exact area indicated in that picture. Mine is a little more over to the left side and kinda runs up and down.

My port is about 3 inches to the left of my belly button, so it's lower than most I think... not sure.

My pain is inconsistant. sometimes if I eat too much, or whatever, can't pin it down. I remember reading in all my pre-op stuff (All for Bypass patients btw) that people experience left side pain and that was due to the fact that they had their plumbing re-routed on and mostly on that side. Considering that doesn't apply to us bandsters... I wonder where our side pain comes from.

I'm checking with my nurse practitioner... I'll let you know if I find anything out.


    KarenG.

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Posted February 23, 2008 - 11:32 PM

#25
Yes - it will eventually need surgery. My surgeon suggested waiting a few months to see how it was feeling and maybe doing it if and when I get a tummy tuck. It totally sucks and the idea my intestines sticking out of me is totally freaking me out.


    Karen85

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Posted February 24, 2008 - 2:01 AM

#26
hey everyone i just read mostly everyone's answers to that question. i also have sharp pains on my left side of my stomach. its usually after i eat. i don't understand it. and sometimes it hurts a lot where i don't even want to get up and walk. i have to talk to my doctor about that. i don't think its a band slippage...cuz i am not vomitting but i am eating more than what i am supposed to. i don't understand how i can eat so much and i have a band that fills up to 10cc and i have my band filled now to 8.9cc. i don't get it. maybe i am over eating cuz my eyes are bigger than my stomach and i have to work on that. lol. but i can't really tell when i am full. how do u guys know when you are full? maybe that is why i am having pains on my left side of my stomach...cuz i am eating too much. i don't know. can some1 give me son advice. thanks


    mrssmith22

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Posted February 26, 2008 - 9:22 PM

#27
I have the same pain - it's wierd, but I feel that uncomfortable area ia hard underneath - maybe I have just lost enough wieght that I can feel things now, but I haven't felt anything until now and my banding was days after yours 7/18


    mrssmith22

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Posted February 26, 2008 - 9:34 PM

#28
my port flipped also and I had the surgery to correct it - it was actually replaced, it was a bit painful for the first week, nothing bad, it happened about a few months after the banding - I went to work but now this little feeling I have it just plain wierd. I've read so much on gall bladder and hernia tonight that I am calling my surgeon tomorrow!!!


    ghostbuster

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Posted February 27, 2008 - 1:13 AM

#29
I'm going in to see my surgeon on Thursday. I'm a bit worried, but the pain has begun to subside a little. One of my med school friends suggested i could have actually cracked a rib from coughing so hard while I had bronchitis, and I did specifically feel a Pop when I coughed really hard at lunch about a week and half ago.


    lovemyband

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Posted February 27, 2008 - 11:55 AM

#30
i have the same pain...i was wondering if it was normal...my pain is right near my rib cage and sometimes i rub it to make it go away...its not all the time though just sometimes...and its just uncomfortable pain....it also sometimes goes away when i eat something...i dont kno what thast about...but if anyone find out more info please post id love to know if this is normal im kinda nervous...i do exercise alot so i hope i dont have problems but if i did it wuld be consistent right?


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