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Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery? Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery?

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Unread 03-05-2010, 11:38 AM
Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery?

I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy on June 22. I am so ready to get rid of my problems because of my 9.9 cm fibroid including my stomach looking like I am 4 months pregnant. Also, I noticed something unusual: My stomach sticks out ABOVE my belly button. My fibroid is below it so I don't understand why that's happening.

I have read some of the posts from women saying they are experiencing bloating for months after surgery. I've been doing Weight Watchers since January and I have lost 12lb. but my stomach seems to never go down which is unusual for me. I am hoping to get rid of it once and for all. Will it happen soon after the surgery or will it take time? Thanks.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery?

Well you know the saying each person is different, but when I went in to have my surgery I looked like I was 6 months prego and I would say maybe a week and my belly was gone, and I was one of the lucky ones to not get the swelly belly that some women get.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 02:54 PM
Re: Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery?

Hi Donnadoo,

My largest fibroid was much larger than yours, and caused my stomach to protrude. Once I had surgery, it immediately went down, A LOT. I am on the slim side, and do get a bit of swelling, but no where near how my belly used to look. I had surgery in Oct, and I noticed the swelling is not as much as it used to be. But everyone does have a different story.
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Unread 03-06-2010, 01:05 AM
Re: Stomach sticking out? Will it go away after surgery?

Hi Donnadoo,

I had two fibroids...measuring 9.1 cm total before my hyst. After my surgery recovery, the stomach pooch I had been carrying around for several months disappeared. I could button the top button on my pants again.

Best wishes~

Mary
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