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Posted by: Maddy | 2009/02/04

diverticulitis

My sister had surgery done for Diverticulitis on the 19th Jan.2009. Yesterday she was doing OK but last night she overstretched and jumped up and since then she has quite a bit of pain. Can her stitches have been rupted? or could this just be a muscle thing?

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Dear Maddy
It is unlikely that the stiches tore out, but she could have injured some of the newly grown scar tissue. If the wound is red, swollen or draining pus or blood, or if her stomach is swollen and tender, or if she is feverish and dizzy, or the pain is getting worse, she needs to see her doctor. If not, she should maybe just take it slow for a few days and let it subside
Dr Bets

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