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I had my first surgery in December of 2018, and my takedown in February of 2019. Everything was successful and I healed pretty well. My surgeon did have to cut some skin out by the stoma and staple that closed. For about a year or so after surgery. If I pushed too hard trying to go to the bathroom I would get horrible, twisting, cramping pain at that scar site. My surgeon checked it for hernia and said everything felt fine, probably just scar tissue.

Yesterday I was trying to do a little exercise and I used some resistance bands that obviously worked my core out, nothing excessive, just a few exercises. Later that night I felt that same pain at my scar and pain across my abdomen. It’s constant pain with cramping that comes and goes. I didn’t sleep at all last night, had to keep ice on it, and am still nauseas with pain. I was hiccuping with reflux all night and this morning, I did just get some pepto to take hoping that helps.  Has anyone else experienced this?

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@KB1804 posted:

No, this was caused by some light core exercises. I’ve had no pain/gas issues recently other than this. I am still in a lot of pain, with cramping and reflux and I have not eaten at all today.

Sorry you are in pain!! Hope you get better!

Yeah, I agree with you 100%. A lot of people have had problems with certain exercises on here, especially involving core. I hope everything gets better dear. I think you maybe need to get checked out by your gastro. I would make an appointment, especially if you do not feel better soon.

Please keep me updated

I personally do not do much core exercises anymore. I only do about 10 situps and then I stop. That seems to not cause me anymore problems at all. A lot of people on here do not even risk doing any core exercises, I think that is the safest way to go. Just wanted to give you some ideas/options.

What I do now is dancing and stretching. Maybe that might be a good: possible work out/safe method for you.

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