Has anyone had abdominal nerve pain

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Baycitygirl
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   Posted 1/2/2018 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering if anyone has had abdominal nerve pain and what your symptoms were. My surgeon thinks my pain is either nerve or muscle pain.

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   Posted 1/2/2018 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know when you had the hernia surgery, if it was fairly recent does the dr think the surgery is also playing a role with your pain? What type of nerve pain is the surgeon talking about? Perhaps you need to be seen by your surgeon again to discuss this further.
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Alcie
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   Posted 1/2/2018 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, had it when I had my bladder fused to my what was left of my uterus after it was removed. It went away after a few weeks for me. Organs tend to stick together, make a fistula, when pushed down which was done with my bladder during my hysterectomy.

The "trapped skin nerve" pain is not uncommon in abdominal surgery. You should be able to find reports, scientific papers. I did, although I don't have links right now.

No surgery needed right now. If it doesn't go away in a few weeks, ask about anesthesia injection. There are reports, papers written about it. Do a search!

Baycitygirl
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   Posted 1/3/2018 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I ended up having the hernia repaired because they were doing exploratory surgery because all my scans, blood works and scopes were coming back normal. During surgery they found nothing and all my organs look healthy. While they were in there they repaired the hernia and removed a uterine polyp. No adhesions or scars. This pain was there before the surgery. I am almost four weeks post open. Hernia was small and was repaired with stitching no mesh.

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   Posted 1/3/2018 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Baycitygirl:
Scar tissue (adhesions) may be a legitimate source of your pain. Scar tissue forms as dense tissue bands that adhere a segment of intestine or intra-abdominal tissue to the abdominal wall or to a Mother segment of intestine. The tethering of scar tissue causes pain by the tugging and pulling of the adhered tissue when you are moving your body or changing positions. Simple movement such as rotating your torso, bending and reaching, or bringing the arms up and over the head can each cause tugging f anchored scar tissue - and sharp or nagging pain.

Another source of pain could be sensory nerve endings hat have become entrapped in the abdominal wall, layer of the diaphragm, or associated intra-abdominal connective tissue. Sensory nerve endings that become entrapped are a common source of pain for individuals following abdominal surgery. Especially prevalent post-surgery for hernia repair. In placing artificial or biological mesh, surgeons use tacs (similar to thumb tacs on a cork bulletin board) to anchor the piece of mesh. Sensory nerves are often a source of collateral damage in the placing of these tacs. The sensory nerve endings become entrapped by the securing tac. Pain that continues beyond the normal healing period is a common finding.

Self care options are available.

The best way to minimize pain due to adhesions and/or entrapped sensory nerve endings is movement of the body. Movement that serves to mobilize, stretch, and elongate the body, especially movement of the area of the body affected. Simple yoga postures and flowing yoga patterns are immensely helpful. So, too, is swimming - breast stroke, side-stroke, the crawl, back-stroke.

Deep tissue massage by a massage therapist or physical therapist can also help mobilize scar tissue and adhesions, and thereby reduce pain.

Surgery to release adhesions is not advised. Surgical lysis of adhesions invariably causes more scar tissue through the additional trauma of more surgery.

Taking collagen and vitamin C supplements has advantages to softening scar tissue. NoeoCell makes a line of collagen supplements that are of high quality.
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   Posted 1/3/2018 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
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