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Hello Owen,My name isXXXXX and I will be helping you todayI am sorry about your sever pain.Did a CT scan ascertained the cause of pain?Where is the pain exactly situated?Do you have bloating, gas, constipation, nausea, weight loss, loss of appetite?
Sir, a CT scan was not ordered. The surgeon insist that the pain will eventually subside, though he has not given me any reason to believe this to be the case.
The pain runs along my waist, slightly above my pants. It seems to be more painful on the right side of my relocated belly button in a lump of what is now excess skin as a result of them not closing me up. I continued to clean and pack the wounds twice daily after discharge.
I have no other symptoms that I can tell. I generally do not feel well right now but cannot put my finger on anything other than this area and that I am constantly run down.
For the record, I am active duty military stationed in California and our medical center is a teaching facility.
I will need to schedule an appointment with my primary care physician and request the exams. Military medicine is challenging, but I will ask the question.
Thank you for your assistance, I appreciate it greatly.
Hi Owen,Thanks for your kind words.Your pain around the waist / pant line is suggestive of pinched nerves in mid back. An MRI of the area with the nerve conduction velocity test would diagnose it. Physical therapy, deep electrotherapy and acupuncture are the treatment.CT scan would diagnose the seroma or related condition which can be drained out for the cure and is likely to be responsible for the recurrent discharge around the belly button / abdominal surgical scar.Please feel free for your follow up questions.
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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