Pain behind scar after exercising

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It's 6 weeks since I had keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder.

I've recovered well and have been walking for exercise for 2 weeks now.

yesterday, feeling I needed more exercise I did some yoga. Just stretching exercises.

Today I've had a pain all day just behind the scar on my upper abdomen. Probably right where my gallbladder was. It's not a bad pain, just a worrying one. Feels like something is stretching inside me. It burns a little.

Anyone experienced this?

I'm so worried I've done some damage by doing those exercises.

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    why would you do stretching of any kind. yes you probably pulled inner stitches. I wish you would slow down . you shouldn't be doing anything like that for about 3 to 4 months. you are still healing inside. you had major surgery. I hope you slow down.

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      Thank you for your reply. I wasn't given any advice after my surgery and didnt even know there would be internal stitches. On my follow up visit the surgeon said any stitching dissolved within two weeks.

      I read the NHS and RCS sites for info on recovery and both said that by 6 weeks one should be completely back to normal.

      But I'm guessing that everyone is different.

      After a good sleep my pain has gone so as you say, I probably pulled something but thankfully it doesn't seem to be too serious and from now on I'll be so much more careful.

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    i was told not to do any hard excercises , you can damage your self,no heavy lifting excercise you may have over done it, take it easy,lots water,

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