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I'm kind of worried about how sore my port site is. The incision looks fine, but I am relying heavily on ibuprophen to keep it from burning when I move around. I was banded on the 26th of May. Did any of the rest of you experience prolonged pain there? I haven't had abdominal surgery before, so I'm not sure what is normal.

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I did. When I returned home from Tijuana, I reached down to dry off my left foot, and it felt like a knife was sticking in me. It was powerful. Even today, almost two months from surgery, it will be uncomfortable, but NOTHING like it was the first few weeks. I learned what made it hurt, and avoided that activity.

I was told it was something to do with scarred tissue. I called and talked with Dr. Martinez, and he explained how the port was placed near the surface. But it feels much better (and Dr. Martinez said it would take a couple of months) now, with minimal discomfort where there once was agony.

It shall pass, if your pain is the same issue.

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I'm the guy that was banded that day.My port is the only thing that still hurts & still has a silver dollar sized bruise.

Walking helps me a lot.I quit the gas x on day 2 & when i get any type of pain,i just walk around for about 5 minutes.

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Mine is still tender about a month post surgery. Every now and then when I'm laying on my stomach sleeping, I'll move in a weird way and it's a burning pain. At first I thought it was the stitches, but those have to be dissolved by now...who know...it gets better every day so I'm ok w/ it. :-)

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