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Pulling and pain at main incision site 5 weeks post sleeve



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Has anyone had this happen? Pain is more like a dull ache than anything else. Just wondering if what I am feeling is the early stages of a hernia?

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I had a pulling pain as well. Sometimes it was sharp and pulling, other times it was dull, pulling and almost constant.

I asked around, and some had the same feeling,while other didn't. I'm 4 months post and it only comes back every now and then...always in the same place.

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I had concerns about this a couple months post-op when I asked in office about it the NP said it was most likely scar tissue.

That doesn’t mean it can’t be a hernia. I do have a hiatal hernia as well but that pain is up by my ribs. You can always bring it up at your next visit.

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Yes, I had this, too. It was very alarming. I called my doctor and they said it was normal, a side effect of getting back Into normal activities.

Now I’m 4 1/2 months from surgery and I only get tiny tinges occasionally when do an extended reach. So I assume it’s mostly healed and not a problem.

HTH

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Thanks for the reassurances. I did have a stitch cut at 1 week out to help drain a hematoma, so I guess this could just be because the rest of the stitches are dissolving. Haven't been cleared for exercise until next week, so I guess I'll see what happens then.

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