• need to find out what is wrong with me

    Asked by lookin4help on Sunday, November 11, 2012

    need to find out what is wrong with me

    I have had the whipple procedure 9 weeks ago and wat i want to know is i have a constant pressure in the right side of my stomach,it feels like some1 is pushing my stomach in ,in the middle of my stomach it feels like the is a concrete ball that contracts like a drawstring bag that just keeps being pulled tighter and tighter has any1 had any experiance or maybe no wat this is,as my surgeon doesnt have a clue.

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    • Harry's Avatar

      I'm afraid I don't have a clue either. I'd talk to a different doctor.

      Was part of the stomach removed during the Whipple? I know it is for a normal Whipple but there are modifications. And, were the margins and lymph nodes clean? Also, have you been getting chemo?

      almost 8 years ago
    • Sugarshine's Avatar

      I had similar pain after my whipple and they found a small accumulation of fluid at the site where they had resected my pancreas. I would keep after my doctor until he checks it out or refers you to someone who will. They had to do a CT with contrast to find it. Good luck to you.

      almost 8 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Do you have metastases to your liver?

      almost 8 years ago
    • tibby150's Avatar

      I had the Whipple in March,2011 and have gone through what you are experiencing. Don't worry it does get better. Every now and then my stomach does a flippy thing and feels like it's pulling real hard but it does go away. It use to cause a lot of pain when it would do it-it would last for about 3 minutes and you would feel like you definitely had to go to the er if it didn't stop but it always stopped but like I said it took 3-5 minutes of pain. I read on the internet that they call it the Whipple pain because others have experienced it and the Drs do not know what it is. I use to get very sharp pains along my side .The doctor felt they were adhesions but again it goes away with time.The whipple really does knock you on your but ,however it so much better than the alternative.It will get better

      almost 8 years ago
    • JMS's Avatar

      About 10 days after my whipple, and after I had begun to feel better, I suddenly began to experience increased pain in the lower abdominal area. I checked in with the surgeon, was sent for a CT scan, and ultimately diagnosed with 2 abscesses on my liver. Had to be readmitted to the hospital. Ultimately, had to have IV treatments with antiobiotics for 3 weeks, but did get better. Luckily, I hadn't begun chemo because apparently that would have killed me. So, lesson is to check in with your surgeon or doctor.

      almost 8 years ago

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