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It's been 5 weeks since I had my lap appendectomy (was let out the next morning). After 3-4 weeks, I felt great, practically 100%.

Recently, I lifted some heavy objects (three 15-20 pound stacks nearly 2 weeks ago, one 50+ pounds a week ago today), and had a long car ride in which I didn't urinate for a long time and was in a lot of pain because of it. Ever since then, I've been experiencing on and off discomfort, everywhere from near my belly button, a little below (a little above), lower right quadrant, upper right quadrant, right hip, right side of my back, and every once in a while on the lower left side. The pain seems to be worse (although it's never excruciatingly painful) when I'm sitting in a chair. Also, I guess a minor factor would be that my allergies began around this time and I was sneezing rather frequently.

Everything else is normal. No nausea (only when I thought about it too much, I made myself nauseous Smile ), normal bowel movements, normal urination, no fever, nothing.

The obvious answer seems to be I definitely over-extended myself, and need to take it easy for a little while. But I would like to know if anyone was in a similar situation, and if they just needed to take it easy for the pain to go away.
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replied April 24th, 2009
had a similar problem on and off how long exactly does it take to be healed completely?was on a long road trip with alot of bumps and that effect caused a pain and the scar seemed to have a reddish look and prior to that it was healing fine ,any suggestions anyone??
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replied June 4th, 2010
Hi. My girlfriend has had similar problems and out of curiosity i've been looking around for a diagnosis. yet to find anything. all this stuff just seems to baffle doctors.
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