Ask a doctor

Pain in Side After Tummy Tuck 8 Months Ago?

During recovery, I had a burning stitch in my side, under right rib. It has not gotten better, only worse. My Dr.says maybe fascia related....I do intense ab workouts.. is it ok to continue?....what is it? Esp. Bad while sitting, driving. Better when lying down and with massage.. ..thank you!!

Doctor Answers (1)

Burning under rib cage may be a neurom

+1

A neuroma is when a sensory nerve gets encased in scar either during the healing process (more likely) or during repair of the splayed abdominal muscles, diastasis recti, (less likely). Your PS could try a diagnostic technique by injecting it with Marcaine, which is a long lasting anesthetic. If the pain doesn't resolve you may consider backing off on your core exercises to allow interval healing. 

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...

Ask a Doctor

Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.