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Hi, does anyone else get crippling abdo pains? I had my appendix out in May this year and gall bladder out last May but since my appendix I keep getting abdo pains. Thought they had settled down but I'm about a week into a nasty flare (worst one I've ever had) and last night I was bent double with them. I went to bed and I've still got them a little bit this morning but not so bad. Not due a period or anything.

Getting quite cross with myself cos I've got a bad flare up at the moment when I've got so much on, can't move some days from pain. Didn't help either that my security firm at work rang me at 5am cos the alarm had gone off and they couldn't turn the thing off - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:mad:

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Hello Maz,

I got severe abdominal pains for a long time (I'd guess about a year) after getting my appendix out. They did eventually subside but it took a good while.

That said, abdominal pains should always be taken seriously and I only decided to try and ignore mine once I had been thoroughly checked out by my doc.

There could be many reasons to this and if I were you I'd certainly talk to your doctor about it.

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After any abdominal operation you can get what are called adhesions - this is kind of like scar tissue inside you, and it can pull and put pressure on abdominal organs and cause pain (laypersons explanation only, sorry). I think you can often get a worse problem with this is you have had infection at the same time. If you had two operations in a fairly short period of time it could also have aggravated this. I believe that as someone else said it can kind of loosen up over time, but if it stays really bad then you might need to be checked out by the surgeon again. If it is adhesions they can do another op to free them up a bit.
 
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