Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Pain at lower left abdomen



Recommended Posts

I've had a fairly easy recovery, however, three weeks post-op, I'm having pain at the lower left abdomen. Anyone else experience this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I’m also having the same pain and I’m in my 3rd week. People say gas but I’m having a hard time believing there is still gasses from surgery 3 weeks out. Maybe the muscle is healing there?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

does it hurt when you eat or drink? ask that if it is not when was the last time you had a BM? and lastly you do have internal stiches as well that are healing, when I was three weeks out I experienced something similar for a few days but it was healing. if it is too painful or you have a lot of concerns I always say best to call the doctor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's better now....I'm guessing it's scar tissue healing. No issues with eating and BMs...all good there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The large incision was heavy and painful, but started to subside. After a rather long day of shopping, the pain extended from the incision to my left side and was excruciating. I am now 13 days out. I talked to the on call surgeon, who ascertained that there was no infection, and thought I may have overdone it, and managed to injur the inside stitching a bit. He wasn't concerned and told me to take it easy and use pain relievers. Tylenol works. But when it wears off, lordy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The big incision stitch is what caused me pain too. Then one day I felt it go “POP” (which is a weird-ass feeling) and all was well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol! Pop? What do you think it was? The surgeon I spoke with told me to put a hot pad on it to help the pain.

How long did it go on for before it popped?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • NeedsTheBeach

      Getting a little nervous about post surgery life adaptation. I really want to succeed, but habits are so hard to break.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • AshMarie794

      Think I am hitting a stall-ish period. Weight loss is def slowing and I need a kickstart to get it going again....any suggestions?
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • ms.sss

      Good news and Meh news...
      Meh: so I think I experienced/am experiencing my first stall-ish since surgery and now I get how frustrating it can be!  So annoying to wake up every morning to watch the scale report a gain or loss of the same 1.5 pounds for over 2 weeks.  *sigh*.  Some say put the scale away, but I log my weight every morning to get a daily moving average of my weight.  So long as this moving average is not heading upwards (which it isn’t and hasn’t since post-op) then I am good with my curent “minimalist” weekly weight loss rate, however small I think it is 🙄.
      However.
      The Good news:
      To allow for some self back patting, and to remind myself of the bigger picture, I set a bunch of interim goals/milestones... a few of which are 10lbs increment weight loss goals:
      So this morning, after hovering within 1.5 pounds of an interim goal for over 2 weeks, I weighed in at 164.8, and officially lost 70 lbs!  In 4 months.  That is 30% of my starting body weight.  Or the equivalent of my 10 year old neice. How crazy is that.
      Next Goal: weigh in at 162lbs to be merely overweight (and not obese!)
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • MonnieB

      I am in the Pre-Op stage.  I have 4 more nutrition classes to go to.  I've had my endoscopy with favorable results although I was told I had an abnormal z-line.  Everything looks good so far.  Had my team appointment with the psychologist and have my pulmonologist  this week.  I chose the sleeve
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • istytehcrawk

      Friday marked my first surgiversary, so I wrote 3,000 words about it on Medium: https://medium.com/@mistyfritz/life-after-having-my-intestines-rerouted-d7baf9c8c39f?source=friends_link&sk=e24f2259918ac091cdbbb8a8f24b1f63
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

    1. Carbs After Bariatric Surgery?

      Posted in: Food & Nutrition
      Lisa Kaouk, RD & Monica Bashaw, RD
    2. New Year’s Resolutions

      Posted in: Support
      Alex Brecher
    3. Go With Your Gut!

      Posted in: Mental Health
      Louisa Latela, LCSW, LCADC
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×