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I agree... It sounds like it could be a hernia... Especially if they already saw one. I had a hernia, and they couldn't see it until explatory surgery. I had my surgery reversed do to other complications. The surgeon that did my reversal has done more than anyone in the area. He said the main reason for doing reversals is unexplained abdominal pain. I tell you this, not to say you are going to have to have it reversed... That is RARE.... I tell you this to let you know that you have nothing to be embarassed about if they find nothing. It is a real symptom, sometimes it just can't be explained. MOST of the time, they see something during explatory surgery. It could be scar tissue or adhesions from previous surgeries... that is always a risk with surgery.
Hello! I came across your post doing a web search for exploratory surgery on stomach pain in the right side. Your story sounds identical to what I am going through right now. I have had labs, CT scan and an endoscopy done and it has been 5 weeks of pain. I don't have my gallbladder any longer and I had bypass surgery in November, 2010. Did they ever find out what was wrong and causing the pain for you? I am scheduled to have exploratory surgery on February 28th and am scared that they won't figure out what is causing the pain.
I had RYN 11/12/07 and I have had many of the same complications as you have described.... I have had 3 small bowel obstructions, gall bladder removal, hernia removal and the last 2 surgeries I had perforated holes in my intestines and Ecoli leaked into my blood stream. Since then I have been in and out of the hospital with vomiting, nausea, and this burning pain in my stomach. All my test come back negative...... It makes you feel as if your making the whole thing up.
My life is so stressful......I was a person that never called off sick and now I don't have anytime left on my job. I cant make plans to do anything with my family because I stay sick more than I'm okay. It seems that if I eat anything seasoned or with a little bit of grease it will trigger a bad attack that last for hours at a time. Sorry for rambling on and on, but boy do I feel your pain.... I never knew things would be like this!