- September 28, 2008 at 10:38 am #362521
I had emergency bowel surgery, a blocked bowel and peritonitis just over 5 weeks ago and continue to have extreme pain just right of the wound, only, the rest of the area is now o.k.
The GP said its stitches underneath the wound.
It hurts so much when I sneeze or cough, I can hardly stand it.
I have an appointment with the surgeon on the 9th October at Tauranga hospital.
I have been told that sometimes some stitches take a long time to dissolve, has anyone else had this or heard of this, and do they eventually dissolve, if not what happens I couldnt put up with this forever, Thanks if anyone can put some light on this.October 29, 2008 at 10:31 am #362523
I notice no one has made a comment on my health discussion I had the surgery 10 weeks ago now, and I still have severe pain every time I cough or sneeze or move in a certain direction I feel miserable, I went to my GP last Friday he reckons its a knot on a stitch which will eventually go , or could be a hernia ?? but he says its early days yet, has anyone had the same problem. so as I know how long will I feel so miserableOctober 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm #362525
nanak12079MemberMember since: February 20, 2007
Hi Sapphire. I’d go back to the surgeon if it were me. I had gall bladder surgery in 06. I got an infection in the main laproscopic wound and had to have an ulcer removed. Even after that ‘healed’ I was having pain. The GP made all kinds of diagnoses but it wasn’t till I visited the specialist that we discovered an incisional hernia. 4 surgeries in 4 months wasn’t fun, but was better than the painFebruary 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm #362527
Hi Nana- K
Alls well that ends well, it was a stitch that had not dissolved and all of a sudden during the 12th week after surgery the pain went away, it was so marvelous, I was so thrilled.
Thanks for your comments. Sorry you had such a bad time , mine did get infected and I had to stay in hospital a bit longer, it was the worst time of my life I hope that does never happent t:Po me again.
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