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What is the cause and remedy for pain on the left side of the body post open splenectomy ?

hello doctor, last year on 11th of mar i had an accident.i fell from the bike on my left side of the body,due to which my spleen was injured.then on 13th of mar 2011 at 8:00 a.m ,i had an open splenectomy .after that i am facing lot of problems in my left side of the body.i have continuous little pain from bottom of the heart to the stomach.and after having meal this pain increases a little bit .i cannot stretch my body.i have also continuous pain in by lower back on left side.please help me and advise me.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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HELLO
THANKS FOR POSTING YOUR QUERY
YOU HAD UNDERGONE SPLENECTOMY LAST YEAR.SO CHANCES OF HAVING COMPLICATIONS RELATED TO SURGERY AT THIS STAGE IS VERY RARE.SINCE YOU ARE TYPICALLY COMPLAINING OF PAIN WHILE STRETCHING YOUR BODY GET ULTRASONOGRAPHY OF ABDOMEN TO RULE OUT ABDOMINAL PATHOLOGY.PAIN WHICH YOU ARE HAVING AFTER MEAL ALSO SUGGESTS ACID PEPTIC DISEASE(GASTRITIS).SO CONSULT GENERAL SURGEON FOR FURTHER MANAGEMENT.AVOID SPICY AND OILY FOOD.
I HOPE I HAVE ANSWERED YOUR QUERY.I WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FURTHER QUERY IF ANY.
REGARDS
Answered: Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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