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Abdominal pain. CT scan showed visible sutures, undergone surgery at 3 months old. Recommendations?

I am a 50 year old healthy male. I have suffered from abdominal pain for the last four years. All my tests come back negative.
I was a premature infant, and at 3 months old I had surgery to correct crytorchidism

In a recent CT scan I had, the sutures were clearly visible and the technician asked if I had a recent surgery. Could I have some scarring tissue from this surgery and that may be causing my pain. The pain wakes me up every nigh and I only get may 4 hours of sleep at night.

Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for calling H.C.M.Forum.
You had cryptorchidism when you are a child, and you got operated. It is a congenital condition where the testicle remains in the abdomen, instead of descending into the scrotal sac. you got operated by pulling the testicle down into the scrotum.
While doing so there could be a herniation of the intestine or mesentry into the scrotal sac.
So far if threads of the operation are visible , they would have used unabsorbable sutures to close the internal incisions.
I advise you to consult a surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery.
Best regards.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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