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Pain after laparoscopic hernia surgery

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I recently had laparoscopic hernia surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. Had tremendous pain afterwards that blasted a good week. I am now 10 weeks post and am experiencing constant pain in the area around my navel.The surface of the skin is quite tender. Like having a serious sunburn. Am having mild to sever pain from my navel @ 2"-3" up and out toward my right side.also pain downward toward my groin on the left. The surgeon saw me about 3 weeks ago when I was still complaining of pain and told me after about a 20 second exam and told me it looks fine. I told him that I was having pain and was told to call back in a mont if I was still experiencing pain. Well, I am still experiencing pain and it's getting worse and not better. I can't walk for long distances or up inclines w/o pain. Sneezing is the thing I live in fear of. Urination can cause pain in the area of the surgery. I experience pain while simply sittin on the couch. What should I do next?
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First Helper barcrab
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replied January 15th, 2012
Sounds like we share similar post op issues except for the groin pain and urination issues. I am six weeks post-op and still in considerable pain on both sides of the navel, mostly on the left side. Sitting, especially driving is painful. I am starting to notice the pain beginning to dull. Still cannot button my jeans, any pressure to my abdomen is painful, even the underware band.
As for some advice, I would examine your typical day and what you do.
I did not even notice that I was opening my deck slider door with one hand like normal and think this may slowing my recovery time. You use abdominal muscles for just about everything. I am now leaning into the door. Seems to be helping a bit.
I also have a post on this site that I have included at the bottom.
No one has responded to me yet but I would appreciate
hearing from you.
We may be able to give each other some advice.
http://ehealthforum.com/health/umbilical-h ernia-post-op-pain-question-t319593.html
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replied October 21st, 2012
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