11 Months post Nissen, pain under left rib

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   Posted 2/3/2012 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,
I'm 11 months post surgery where I had a 270 fundo and hiatus hernia repair and recently I've been feeling great. I got my burping back and have been eating normally. Over the past few days though I've had a dull ache just underneath my bottom left rib near one if the big scars and it refuses to go away. I thought it might have been caused because I tend to lounge on the couch on that side in the evenings but it's getting more noticable every day. It seems to be quite close to the skin but it's difficult to pinpoint.

Could it be that the wrap is irritated or could it be the hernia repair has come undone? I wanted to see if anyone else has had similar symptoms post surgery before bugging my doctor.



Post Edited (Gritty) : 2/3/2012 5:45:27 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/3/2012 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   

That port takes the longest to heal because it is used so much during the surgery. I had some pains off and on after the year mark, but don't remember when it finally stopped all together. I guess it's some scar tissue that got irritated. I have a spot where my feeding tube was just below my left ribs and it lets me know it's still there quite often if I move just right or put too much pressure on it. I am 25 days away from my year mark for that surgery.

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   Posted 2/4/2012 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bill,

Some of the scars are still quite red. I've heard that Bio oil is meant to be quite good for healing scar tissue, I might give that a go.
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