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Ripping pain near the operation place - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   I had a panniculectomy and lipo about 3 years ago and unfortunately gained back all the weight I had lost and then some ( I am prob around 270lbs - 5'9) I have recently begun watching what I eat, exercise and then over compensating with some bulimic behavior and have begun to feel pain in my lower abdomen. I know it sounds stupid but it feels like because that skin is so stretched and stitched up, it's almost like ripping from the inside. I feel this discomfort whenever i am standing or tighten my stomach. Do I need to get attention? Will this just be painful until I lose back all the weight? There is no discoloration and all looks normal. The discomfort started about 2 days ago and has gotten worse.
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   3 years is a long enough time for surgical lesion to heal completely
Doctor :   The symptom that you now have may not be related to the surgical scars
User :   so i should get it checked out prob?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you :)
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