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I am a little over 3 weeks out of surgery. The pain on my right side behind the large incision was pretty rough. The third week it started to get a little better. My wife had to have emergency surgery a couple days ago and I've had to pick up the slack with our son.

Not sure if I did too much bending but the pain is much worse now than in the beginning. Is it just muscle pain?

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Where excatly is your pain in the right side?

Since I have experience with this, I fear if it might be your gallbladder or your kidneys. The insicion is close to your liver and they flipped that over during surgery. Please pay attention to your stool and urine, if it smells badly, your urine is very yellow despite drinking, and your stool turns pale, and chalky and is very greasy and hard to flush down, go to the doctor.

Also, a gallstone attack or kidney stone attack can be very painfull, it is compared to giving birth, and I testify to that. The attacks often occurs at night. Just wanted to say this, I wished that someone had told me about that. I have never been in such pain before.

Edited by MsMocie

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6 hours ago, MsMocie said:

Where excatly is your pain in the right side?

Since I have experience with this, I fear if it might be your gallbladder or your kidneys. The insicion is close to your liver and they flipped that over during surgery. Please pay attention to your stool and urine, if it smells badly, your urine is very yellow despite drinking, and your stool turns pale, and chalky and is very greasy and hard to flush down, go to the doctor.

Also, a gallstone attack or kidney stone attack can be very painfull, it is compared to giving birth, and I testify to that. The attacks often occurs at night. Just wanted to say this, I wished that someone had told me about that. I have never been in such pain before.

It's just a pain right behind the large incision on the right. The first 2 weeks it felt like it was pulling like a stitch or suture. It got better the third week.

I think I bent over too much the last few days and now the pain is sharp when I bend a little or twist too fast.

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I’m 3 weeks post op or just a couple of days shy of it and I have an incision on the right side that is still tender to the touch and yes I have some pain behind it but it comes and goes especially when bending or twisting. I think it’s normal. It’s weird it’s that only one incision huh? I’m right handed so maybe my right side of my body is more dominant and working more? IDK just guessing at this point. Hope you feel better soon!

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1 hour ago, CammyC said:

I’m 3 weeks post op or just a couple of days shy of it and I have an incision on the right side that is still tender to the touch and yes I have some pain behind it but it comes and goes especially when bending or twisting. I think it’s normal. It’s weird it’s that only one incision huh? I’m right handed so maybe my right side of my body is more dominant and working more? IDK just guessing at this point. Hope you feel better soon!

I'm left handed so there goes your theory.

They said that incision on the right is where they pull the stomach out of.

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Oh that makes sense then why it hurts more.

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I had the same issue after my surgery back in November. I went to my doc and it's basically the site where the surgery was performed. They put a stich in your abdominal muscle to close up that hole then stich the skin. The pulling is from the stich in the stomach muscle

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