Internal scar tissue
Thank you for using HCM, I would love to help,
I am so sorry that you have been experiencing all of this discomfort. The pain that you describe is very non specific, which means that it seemed to be I many places and times. This of course makes it much harder to treat and diagnose. The other thing about this type of pain is that it is sometimes difficult or even impossible to know if it is all the same problem, or if there are several different problems that are affecting you all at once.
Given your history though, there is a good possibility that internal scar tissue as a result of the surgery is at least a significant factor in your pain that would explain why it may hurt with coughing and sneezing
and get worse throughout the day. That would be because the pressure may cause the scar tissue to pull or tug inside and cause discomfort. I don't think it explains the chest pain
, not sure if that is related or not.
Without being able to do an exam, I think that is the most reasonable explanation. Scar tissue will not show up on a CT scan
or am ultrasound
, the only way to see it is in surgery.
That of course creates the ultimate conundrum, to operate is the only way to find it and fix it, but operating opens you to the risk of developing more scar tissue.
Talk to your doctor about the options, I am so sorry that this is so difficult for you. Please let me know if I can be of further help.