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How long with the swollen belly??? How long with the swollen belly???

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Unread 09-30-2002, 06:00 AM
How long with the swollen belly???

My stomach is fairly flat (even with my large fibroid) and my jeans fit just perfect. Will I need to get a size larger. How long will I be swollen? I'm having a vaginal hyst.
Thanks much.
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Unread 09-30-2002, 06:22 AM
How long with the swollen belly???

It is hard to predict what any individual's experience will be. Some have swelly belly for a few weeks post op, while others have it up to a full year, off and on, depending on their activity level, etc. Mine was mostly gone about the 6 month mark. I have also heard some comment that the fibroids caused more swelling than they had after the surgery. Most women do not feel comfortable in jeans for at least a while post op. I preferred something a bit larger than usual, with an elastic waist and drawstring so it would have lots of "give". Or, if you prefer, a loose fitting, button down the front, dress is absolutely the most comfortable thing of all. Everything can be quite tender for quite a while.
Unread 09-30-2002, 06:38 AM
How long with the swollen belly???


I was thinking the same thing before my surgery. My stomach is not real flat though. I did not have a swollen belly after, nor do I now. It is the same as before (Unfortunately) and my clothes fit fine. You may have the same experience.

Good luck!


SAH/BSO 9/9/02 verticle incision
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Unread 09-30-2002, 08:51 AM
How long with the swollen belly???

I did not need anything in a larger size. My belly is flat for the most part and I actually preferred things to be a bit firmer in that area. The gentle pressure seemed to sooth the pain. I was back in my thongs a week after surgery and only needed regular panties to wear a pad for that first week.

I would just have a couple of looser items around for a few days in case though. You never know how you will feel afterwards.

Good luck and God bless.
Unread 09-30-2002, 08:55 AM
How long with the swollen belly???

I only had swelly belly for the first week, but unfortunately, I never could wear a thong before surgery, and I doubt I'll ever be able to wear one after! lol

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