Tracy,hi i had surgary june 17th 2008 and a week later i developed a sharp pain on my lower left side. Its tender to touch and its red as a lobster my surgan says its red do to be being a little over weight. He couldn't tell me the reason why my left side is tender. I tired of the pain i can only stand for two hours before im hurting so bad that i cry. I don't know what to do anymore I have three children that depend on me and i can't do for them like i need to with the pain.
Is the redness or pain near the site of the surgery? Did you have a mesh implanted, and what product? It's not your weight!! Redness may indicate infection. Your surgeon is not honest with you, there may be something wrong. It is your life so take charge and get help. Please seek medical attention elsewhere A.S.A.P. to determine if you have infection. It may not show in initial blood test, could be abscess/ fistula after the surgery. Packing a festering wound is no fun. Please let us know when you see another doctor and the results of your test, ask for a scan.
Good luck and feel better,