Tg5280

4 years post surgery

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I had gastric bypass surgery 4 years ago with no issues. In December I started doing exercise at Orange Theory to help maintain my weight. Recently I have a "strain" in my stomach: left side, feels like it pulls from my lowest front rib to my hip bone, notice if I twist or turn. It has been annoying me on and off the last few weeks, it almost feels like a runners stitch in my side, but doesn't seem to pass like a stitch.

I am icing it and using my Belly Band/Spanx to support my stomach, not participating in exercises such as crunches or TRX that engage that core group. I have an appointment with me primary care Dr. for a checkup this Friday. However, I am wondering if I should go see the surgeon who did my surgery. What would be your thoughts on the topic?

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Dear Tg,

As a general rule, it's good to see your PCP first. Your surgeon is there if there is a surgical emergency or if there is a problem that your PCP and specialists such as a gastroenterologist can't sort out or treat. Your PCP or GI consultant can always call you surgeon if she or he has questions.

Dr. Callery

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