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Intense sudden onset pain on right side of abdomen with

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intense sudden onset pain on right side of abdomen with ankle and leg swelling. I recently (march) had abdominal surgery to fix a resection of my colon. Pain level is constant at a 6 and escalates with yawning and deep breaths
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Right sided pain can be due to the muscle stretching commonly.

The incision from surgery can cause pain due to the stretching.

Ankle and leg swelling can be due to the venous insufficiency which improves with compression stockings and diuretic therapy.

However there can be more serious considerations:

1. Gallbladder or pancreatic problem

2. Aortic aneurysm

3. Blood clot affecting the veins

4. Kidney problem.

Hence further evaluation is recommended given your recent surgery history.
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