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An accidental rip of epigastric artery during an oophorectomy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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My ob gyn inadvertantly ripped my left epigastric artery during an oopherectomy and I still have recurring discomfort and pain 10 months later. She gave me an epidural to see if the pain subsides but that was just a temporary fix. Should I go see a vascular surgeon to find out if it should be looked at?
User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am DR Oberoi here
Doctor :   give me min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   45
Doctor :   did you got any scan done ?
User :   Yes, Ct with no abnormalities
Doctor :   is the pain constant >?
Doctor :   or does it come and go ?
User :   Yes, like a dull ache and I cannot sleep on my left side and also, hurts when I cough and sneeze.
User :   If I walk briskley or for a long time, it also feels like a sharp stabbing.
Doctor :   ok well a constant pain during a night time and with cough DOES need to be looked into . yes you are right in considering a vascular surgeon
User :   so, this does not seem normal?
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms ?
User :   I feel like something is moving around there when I turn to my left side.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i do suggest a second opinion for you is must
User :   Thank you have a good night.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good night
Doctor :   bye
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