How long until post-op tenderness goes away?

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Blossom
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   Posted 8/31/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

 

I had a small bowel resection (ileocecectomy) on 7/30.  It's nearly 5 weeks post-op and I'm still experiencing quite a bit of tenderness in my entire right-abdominal area.   Is this normal?  How long does it usually take for the tenderness to go away?  (I don't see my surgeon or GI doc for another 2 weeks.)
 
Thanks!
54 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs.   My first small bowel surgery was on 7-30-09.
 
On Humira since Dec. 2008.  Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  


SydneyJo
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   Posted 8/31/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Blossom,
i would say that the tenderness is normal 5 weeks post-op.
I had a resection done Sept 07 and as I recall was tender till I saw my surgeon 6 weeks post-op.
It is a major surgery, so give yourself a chance to heal.
Good luck with your Dr.s appts - discuss it with them if you feel concerned about it.
Jo

Dagger
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   Posted 8/31/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I had abdominal surgery on 7/28 and I am still really tender.

Blossom
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   Posted 9/3/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies.  I'm glad to know that the tenderness is normal.  Strangely enough, after only a few more days have passed, the tenderness is suddenly already subsiding!
54 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs.   My first small bowel surgery was on 7-30-09.
 
On Humira since Dec. 2008.  Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  

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