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Abdominal bloating years after surgery

Dean25DDean25 Posts: 1
edited 06/21/2015 - 8:37 PM in Scoliosis
Hi everybody, I'm Dean, 25 years old. I had dorsal surgery to correct scoliosis when I was 18 years old. I suffered frecuent spread pain since then but been coping with it.
Since around 3 months ago the pain in my lower back and abdominals increased drastically, specially when walking. But what really worries my is how my right side abdominal muscles are bloating and twisting.
I'm a thin guy and this is now really showing, my belly button is getting farter away to my left side, and my lower right abdominals and upper right pelvis muscles are so bloated that i can't wear reagular shirts anymore without looking like I'm smuggling a tennis ball under it.
Anyone knows what is happening to me? Someone suffering the same?


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  • TreadmillTTreadmill Posts: 40
    edited 06/22/2015 - 12:36 AM
    Hi Dean - I'm sorry you are dealing with this. My left rib cage sticks out to the left and my right hip sticks out to the right. I have a hump in my back, too, though I am 55 years old.

    I am wondering if you have continued to get medical check ups for your scoliosis since your surgery? If not, it might be time to touch base with a doctor. A You also might start looking for a pain management doctor to help treat your pain.

    I'm sorry I don't have too much to offer in the way of solutions, but wearing loose shirts has helped me. It must be difficult being so young, but really, the people who matter aren't going to care if you are a little bit crooked.

    Maybe you could work with your primary care physician to find a team of doctors that you will need to treat your scoliosis in the long term and establish a good rapport with those doctors.

    Sending positive thoughts your way.
    Scoliosis and other problems at every level.

    2013: C-5 to C-6 ADR
    2014: C-5 to C-6 fusion/revision of failed ADR
    2014: Total hip replacement, right

    Cancelled multi-level fusion - fear being more crippled and in more pain.
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