I am 10 days post-op from lap. ovary/tube removal w/ lots of scar tissue/adhesions from previous open appendectomy. I have such a stitch in my right side (surgery was on the right). The area that hurts is far above the surgical site. Could this still be anesthesia or should I be concerned? Follow up w/ Dr. not for another week.
Hey there...I would simply call his office and explain to a nurse what is going on and ask her if you should make an appointment or not....those guys don't ever want a surgical patient having trouble after they operate.....not good for you, for them...their reputation, etc....they don't want you sick...call and speak with a nurse in his office.
If your surgeon is unresponsive, you might consider contacting your primary care doctor. I felt miserable after my hysterectmy & after no response from the surgeon, I got wonderful care from my family practioner, who discovered that I was severly dehydrated & gave me good advice about what to eat & other basics. I wanted to deduct the FP's fees from the surgeon's!!
I am currently 'shopping' for a good oncologist that is more responsive that the GYN/ONC - I believe he did a good job with the surgery but doesnt handle consoious patients very well!
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