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Hi everyone! I am exactly one week post-op as of today. Was wondering if anyone has had pain in the incision where they removed your stomach? I have been fine every day since the surgery. Today that spot in particular hurts just as much as it did the day I had the surgery. Any idea or thoughts why it would act up after 7 days?

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I could sometimes feel a slight "pull" but never really had pain. Is it red or inflamed or anything? How does it look?

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I could sometimes feel a slight "pull" but never really had pain. Is it red or inflamed or anything? How does it look?
Nope...not red, not inflamed either. I wonder if I pulled it when I was sleeping last night.

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The larger incision was painful even after a week. I am into week 2 and the pain is pretty much gone. As long as nothing is oozing out you should be fine. I switched up the way I sleep by alternating on each side. Also try not to lift anything heavy.

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The larger incision was painful even after a week. I am into week 2 and the pain is pretty much gone. As long as nothing is oozing out you should be fine. I switched up the way I sleep by alternating on each side. Also try not to lift anything heavy.
Thank you for the advice.

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lift yourself from sitting or lying down position using an arm chair or end of a table. You are still raw inside, it probably just got strained. Take it easy.

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lift yourself from sitting or lying down position using an arm chair or end of a table. You are still raw inside, it probably just got strained. Take it easy.

Thank you! I have been trying to be very careful with that. I guess sometimes we just forget... especially if we start feeling better.

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i am over 3 weeks out and still get pain from time to time. I am not taking anything for pain, only taking Tylenol PM at night. I think its more that scab that forms over the incisions and how they solidify and then can crack when its stretched

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I had that issue as well. Had my bypass May 6th and went to my first week post op yesterday and my surgeon said he had to go deeper down in my muscle. I used a ice pack and made sure to take my oxy and Tylenol... I’m doing just fine now. The ice pack really helped me.

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I had that issue as well. Had my bypass May 6th and went to my first week post op yesterday and my surgeon said he had to go deeper down in my muscle. I used a ice pack and made sure to take my oxy and Tylenol... I’m doing just fine now. The ice pack really helped me.
Thank you...I will give it a try. It is so odd bc it is the only one that hurts.

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Yep that’s exactly how it was with me. That was my first question I asked him. That one just kept giving me problems. Felt like I pulled a muscle or strained something. A weird painful feeling.

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Yep that’s exactly how it was with me. That was my first question I asked him. That one just kept giving me problems. Felt like I pulled a muscle or strained something. A weird painful feeling.
That is exactly how it feels. I haven't had to use the pain meds since I came home the day after the surgery. Today I have taken two so far. Ugh

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Yep that’s exactly how it was with me. That was my first question I asked him. That one just kept giving me problems. Felt like I pulled a muscle or strained something. A weird painful feeling.
It is also like a deep pain.

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Yep that’s exactly how it feels.

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Yep that’s exactly how it feels.
Thank you so much. I honestly thought I was going crazy and was worrying that I had an infection inside. However, I have no other signs to indicate an infection. Can't wait for my follow up on Friday!

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