Pain In The Surgical Wound On The Stomach When Suffering From Diarrhea?

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Hello. I want to ask a few months ago my father finished surgery 3 times on the stomach. As a result of falling from the motorbike and bumping into the boat and then experiencing blood clots in the inside, that’s why the operation was because he said he had to get it out. I don’t know the second and third operations. And from yesterday my father felt his stomach ache inside the former operation. Already checked the doctor, he said vomiting. Because indeed my father vomited and defecated. But why does his stomach hurt? Thank you, please answer and give suggestions, r nAssalamualaikum 🙏

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The surgical procedure on the abdomen is generally called a laparotomy. Various surgical cases in the gastrointestinal tract are managed by the laparotomy method both openly and minimally using endoscopy. These cases include sharp trauma and blunt abdominal trauma, leakage (perforation) of the intestine, appendicitis with complications, inflammation of the intestinal tissue covering (peritonitis), and others.

Laparotomy has risks, including:

1. Bleeding

2. Postoperative pain

3. Postoperative infection

4. Adhesions of the intestine

5. Formation of scar tissue

Postoperative recovery depends on the diagnosis and severity of the disease, the operation, the patient's age and health condition.

From the explanation you gave, it seems that the pain in the surgery scar was triggered by the diarrhea and vomiting that your father was suffering from. Pressure on the abdominal wall can lead to pain in the surgical scar. However, it's a good idea to bring your father to consult the doctor who performed the operation on your father to determine the cause of the pain.

To reduce the pain that your father feels, your father can take pain relievers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen as long as there is no history of allergy to both drugs.

Thus, hopefully useful.

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