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Pain 3 weeks after tummy tuck
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Pain 3 weeks after tummy tuck

I had a tummy tuck and umbilical hernia repair 3 1/2 weeks ago.  I woke up this morning with severe pain on my lower right side (still in the front stomach area, but lower than my new belly button).  There is no bulge.  The pain is relieve if I apply pressure (I am still wearing the stomach binder, so I need to apply more pressure than that).  Could this be another hernia?  Or something else?  It hurts when I use my muscles (lift, reach).  Any help would be appreciated.
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It is possibly due pulling from the internal sutures used both to correct you umbilical hernia and the tighten the rectus fascia.  This pain obviously needs to be evaluated by your surgeon.
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