Abdominal Pain After Hernia Surgery?
Good afternoon. I had hernia surgery 23 days ago, the stitches have started to dry out a bit and are somewhat comfortable, but the place where the intestines descended earlier (below the stomach, beside the bladder) is painful, the pain is from the inside while the position of my stitches is about 15 cm below the bladder. for the pain that I feel. Is it really the healing process that feels like that or is it another symptom. We hope for your info. Thank you doctor.
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A hernia occurs when a segment of your intestine sticks out through the weakened abdominal wall. This condition can be characterized by soft lumps that can appear intermittently or continuously, especially when the pressure in the abdominal cavity increases, for example when coughing, vomiting, straining, or lifting heavy objects.
Definitive treatment of hernia is through a surgical procedure, namely hernioraphy. In this operation, a mesh will be placed, which is to fill the gap in the weakened abdominal wall. The purpose of this surgery is to prevent dangerous complications, such as strangulation, which is the trapping of a segment of the intestine that sticks out in a narrow gap so that blood flow can be blocked and tissue death occurs.
Postoperatively, pain at the surgical site is generally a normal condition. This pain can arise as part of the healing process. In addition, the formation of scar tissue in the surgical scar, which is less elastic than normal skin, also contributes to the appearance of this pain. Pain can be worse if you are overweight, or have other conditions that cause increased pressure in the abdominal cavity (as noted above).
However, if the abdominal pain feels very severe, or appears accompanied by other complaints, such as nausea, vomiting, difficulty passing wind, difficulty defecating, even fertility problems, then you should immediately consult a doctor for further evaluation. It is also possible that this excruciating pain is caused by other factors, such as surgical wound infection, peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane covering the abdominal cavity), intestinal adhesions, or also due to other causes that are not necessarily related to your previous surgery history.
In the meantime, you can relieve the pain through the following efforts:
Compress the painful stomach area with warm water
If necessary, take paracetamol to reduce pain
Reduce lifting things that are too heavy
Limit activities that are too tiring
Wear comfortable and loose clothes
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah