Dec 01, 2013 - 1:25 pm
I had a small bowel resection at the end of August, and while the recovery was slow and not without pain, I can say I've been feeling pretty good from the surgery itself for the past few weeks. Until Thursday night. I was woken with abdominal pain that continues today (Sunday). I don't know how to describe it other than it's the same type of pain I had during recovery from the surgery and is located behind the main surgical incision in the center of my abdomen. I keep hoping it's somehow just a muscle (though I haven't done anything I know would have pulled any), but it's now Sunday and it still hurts just as much. It's also sensitive to the touch. I don't have a fever, nausea, vomiting, redness at the incision, or other alarming symptoms, but I am concerned. Is there anything that could be wrong at the surgical site this far out from surgery? I'm not really clear on how the resection heals to know if this is problematic.
I have considered going to the ER and getting checked out, but I don't know if it's safe for me to have another CT or what will transpire. It's scary being in pain suddenly this far out from surgery. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience to impart here?