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Burning/Tearing Sensation 8 Months Out



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Let me first start off by saying yes, I DO plan on running this by my doc and/or my surgeon soon.

But, a few weeks ago I sorta took a deep breath, held the air as I filled/ my abdomen, then sorta pushed my stomach out (think lower stomach area), if that makes any sense, and immediately got this tearing/burning sensation to the right of my belly button. It sorta reminded me of that feeling most of us got/had shortly after surgery. I had not felt this feeling since then until now. But yeah, every time I would breathe deeply, hold my breath, then push my abdominal cavity I would feel this. So I stopped doing it, of course. I remember this similar feeling after surgery and even mentioning it to the surgeon and was told it was just due to sutures and whatnot inside and possibly the nerves healing and that it would go away.

Anyway, I was feeling ok since I stopped doing that and it didn't give me any further issues until today when I bent over to give the dog some Water and my fat roll/stomach kinda scrunched up between my upper thighs and my upper stomach and again, I felt immediately that sharp, burning/tearing sensation to the right of my belly button.

Not sure what to think about it. It does not hurt when lifting anything heavy and so far my husband and I cannot seem to feel a lump/bulge or anything when palpitating the area. I do not feel nauseous, fever, nothing off that would indicate a hernia or some similar problem.

HOWEVER, having said that, when I did have my surgery my surgeon did say he saw a small hernia in that are but said that he did not think it would be a problem so he didn't do anything with it. But now I half wonder if its that, or is it a muscle tear? I just don't know.

Has anyone experienced something similar? Again, I am 8 months out now so I'd imagine all healing inside should have been completed LONG ago.

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My first thought was a hernia & as you had a small one anyway it could have just got worse. Glad you’re seeing your doctor soon. No one should experience pain. Be careful moving & stretching in the meantime. All the best.

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8 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

My first thought was a hernia & as you had a small one anyway it could have just got worse. Glad you’re seeing your doctor soon. No one should experience pain. Be careful moving & stretching in the meantime. All the best.

Yeah, my mind goes there too but when reading how a hernia feels I don't seem to have the symptoms. Strange. Like I said, doesn't hurt when lifting, no bulge, etc. My telltale sign that I knew I had one before surgery was whenever one of my grandkids would sit on my lap and lean back into my stomach, it hurt!!! Still couldn't really feel a bulge to indicate one there, I guess cause my stomach was larger, but it hurt! Now my stomach is much smaller and we're even able to feel my hip bones and whatnot when laying on my back but still no bulge that would indicate a hernia in that area. Now it's not painful really, as much as it feels like burning/tearing. Weird.

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On 1/22/2022 at 7:34 PM, SummerTimeGirl said:

Yeah, my mind goes there too but when reading how a hernia feels I don't seem to have the symptoms. Strange. Like I said, doesn't hurt when lifting, no bulge, etc. My telltale sign that I knew I had one before surgery was whenever one of my grandkids would sit on my lap and lean back into my stomach, it hurt!!! Still couldn't really feel a bulge to indicate one there, I guess cause my stomach was larger, but it hurt! Now my stomach is much smaller and we're even able to feel my hip bones and whatnot when laying on my back but still no bulge that would indicate a hernia in that area. Now it's not painful really, as much as it feels like burning/tearing. Weird.

Did you ever find out what it was?

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10 hours ago, SleeveDiva22 said:

Did you ever find out what it was?

A muscle pull. So they believed. Went away after several weeks and I haven't felt it since.

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9 hours ago, SummerTimeGirl said:

A muscle pull. So they believed. Went away after several weeks and I haven't felt it since.

Oh I'm glad it wasn't more serious! And happy you're feeling better :)

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