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|7/21/2011||I had a tram-flap reconstruction done in June of 2004. I have had to have the mesh "repaired or replaced" 5 additional times. In 2006 I had to have mesh placed in the upper portion of my abdomen due to an automobile accident.|
June 2011 I began having constant pain that is severe, like 10 out of 10. Heart attack, gall bladder, ulcers, and blockage in small and large intestine have all been given the "normal" results.
I am miserable. It hurts to sit, walk, I feel pregnant and bloated. The GI doctors are saying that adhesions are causing the pain, surgeons are telling me that adhesions causing pain is nonsense and oh by the way "their mesh work is fine and in place."
I do not know where to turn. I am just miserable. Please help me understand why I hurt so badly since June 20. By the way, I have not been injured in any way.
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|7/22/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Hospital with your questions. So sorry to hear of your pain and your journey. We cannot explain why you are in so much pain. It sounds as it you have been followed closely and evaluated, by imaging such as abdominal CAT scan, MRI and perhaps Pet/CT. Pain is unique to each individual, and can be very frustrating, can alter quality of life, and when is not able to be explained, can become unbearable. One suggestion might be to make an appoinment with a pain management specialist, in a pain management clinic. Hope this helps, and best wishes.|
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