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The pain is mostly the epigastric area around the incision

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The pain is mostly the epigastric area around the incision is deep & into the upper back
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Customer: I had surgery for celiac compression syndrome 6 months ago & did heavy lifting last weekend & has hurt through there this week when I go for my walks & today started hurting without any exercise today . Wondering if it could be a pulled muscle or something else
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Customer: Also into upper back which I get that a lot anyway. When lifting did feel some discomfort in the area around thoracic incision
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for this questionThis is most likely an incisional herniaThis is a weakness in the wall of the abdomen where the incision isYou are at risk of bowel getting trapped into the herniayou need this checked right awayI would go to ER nowlet me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todaywe only get credit for helping clients after positive feedbackyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questionshere is my website if you need to reach me again: for using
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate itIf you have more questions, just reply