Is abdominal pain after Panniculectomy normal?

I had a Panniculectomy Jan. 4th all went well, drains were in for a month. Recently started a cough, now have a burning hot poker kind of pain that shoots down my left lower abdomen into the top of my inner thigh. I'm afraid I have pulled something loose, getting worse daily. Any ideas if this is part of healing or should I go back to my surgeon?


F, 60, Oregon

Hi.  Sorry you are in pain.  Any new serious pains should be evaluated by your surgeon.  I would call to make an appointment ASAP.  Most of the time, it isn't anything serious, but it is important to let your surgeon know and see you.  Best of luck.