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Intense pain upper right side?

OCMomma
on 12/31/10 2:42 pm
I hate to complain but I have a sharp pain on my upper right side.. right below the bottom of my rib cage.  I can't for the life of me figure out why this is, its kinda close to my one little incision but a little to the right of it????.  THe port is much more to the left and lower. ??  anyone else have this..  IT feels like something is pulling and stabbing me under my skin???  It just started last night and off and on today.  ugh.  anyone have anything like this so I know if its normal.  Its off and on but if doesn' t let up I guess its a call to the Doc's answering service.  Happy New Year. lol 
  

Quit Smoking on November 27, 2010.  Lap Band surgery on December 16, 2010. This is my personal journey to a Healthier Me!


      
Judy825
on 12/31/10 3:20 pm - Jacksonville, FL
Aw OCMomma!  Please call and get that checked out!  Do you still have your gallbladder?  For me I was 11 days post op and mine ended up being Kidney stones.  But I suffer all weekend long!  I know it is New Years Eve but I would either call or maybe go in and get checked out.  Either one can be a side effort from the surgery.

Hoping for the best! 
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TamaraL
on 12/31/10 3:21 pm
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I had pain in my right side when I was constipated with the band.  I did milk of magnesium and it would relieve it.  Do you still have your gallbladder?? could be it.

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OCMomma
on 12/31/10 4:42 pm
I so still have the gall bladder in fact they did pre-op tests on it but this was almost a year ago.  iT was fine then. 

I am finally OK in the plumbing dept. haha.  Hmmm I will wait as it comes and goes.  I went shopping today and stopped in the aisle and thought I had to be drug out by the cart.   Luckily it went away in a few minutes.    I have my post op appointment on Monday.. Maybe I can hold out til then,.   But your right it is right over the area of my gall bladder.ugh. Maybe just a bruise or something from surgery.  Who knows what they do when they are in there.  lol
  

Quit Smoking on November 27, 2010.  Lap Band surgery on December 16, 2010. This is my personal journey to a Healthier Me!


      
spuddzy
on 12/31/10 4:44 pm - NY
Hi Momma.. I wrote yesterday and posted the same thing started with me same place under rib left side..today is worst than yesterday...All day I stayed eating light..cream soup, cream farina, yogurt/ needless to say I still have it worst than before...I'm convinced its trapped gas..also I this going on food didn't do my stomach any good,,,,I'm hoping it goes away for both of us...so your not alone...

spuddzy

                

OCMomma
on 12/31/10 4:55 pm
Ouch.. its not fun.. Mine is on the right side.  Its not fun is it?   I don't think mine is gas cause I didn't have any after surgery.. it feels more like maybe a bad bruise or something poking under the skin in there.   My luck they left a hemostat in me. haha. 

I hope you feel better soon.  Happy New Year!!!!
  

Quit Smoking on November 27, 2010.  Lap Band surgery on December 16, 2010. This is my personal journey to a Healthier Me!


      
islandqueen38
on 12/31/10 5:26 pm
I was reading the posts and i was thinking gas.  Try putting both your arms and hands over your head try this a few times.  It helps to move the gas.  Hope you both are feeling better.   Doris QC.
                    
Pebblessmp
on 12/31/10 5:11 pm
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2 weeks ago I had a stabbing pain on my left side I was freaking out and thought it was a kidney stone or my band so I went to the emergency room and they did some tests and it turned out top be a pulled muscle I was annoyed at being in the emergency room for 5 hours for a pulled muscle but glad it was nothing major, hopefuuly your issue is something just as dumb
jkern86
on 12/31/10 6:26 pm
I had my surgery on the 14Th and I know what you are talking about. I went back to work and what did I do? I pulled my stitches. It felt like my side was ripped out. I called my surgeon and he told me the stitches pulled on the muscle and caused the muscle to bleed and have inflammation. It was painful. I think it was more painful than my surgery. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Get some rest.


Jessica
    
Kerry B.
on 1/1/11 9:12 am
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with intense pain around the same spot.  It turned out to be a pulled muscle, but it took a good two weeks to start feeling relief.  I went right away to see my doctor (PA) and called several times because I was worried-it was so close to my port. I don't have my gall bladder though and that was the first thing they asked me. Hope you get some relief soon. (Thermacare heat packs helped my situation.)
    
Amanda R.
on 1/1/11 1:36 pm - TX
I noticed about 4 months out I'd get this weird pain in my lower left side.  Found out it was from over eating with the band.  Kind of like how others would get the pain in the shoulder area's...mine goes there for some reason.

So now I know every time I pushed the band...and have to remember next time to watch the portions.  I haven't stretched it out, I was freaked about that and had a xray done to make sure.

It could be that, maybe just see if its about 30 minutes to an hour after eating.  Or like someone else mentioned, it could be trapped gas. 

Everyone's different.
    
OCMomma
on 1/1/11 10:18 pm
I read online that pain around the incision sites is from them sticking the instruments through the holes and moving them around ,its the muscle that gets injured.  Makes sense.. I think thats what it is.  It must be healing or I agravated it by the way I was sitting in the car with the seat belt on . ...  Today its fine. :)  thanks for the responses. 
  

Quit Smoking on November 27, 2010.  Lap Band surgery on December 16, 2010. This is my personal journey to a Healthier Me!