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Unread 05-30-2021, 04:13 PM
Abdominal changes years after hysterectomy - looking for support garment suggestions

I am almost 3 years post op from a total hysterectomy. I have developed a pouch above vagina. Are there any garments or underwear that support this area so it doesn't look like i have two bellies?
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Unread 05-31-2021, 11:37 AM
Re: Abdominal changes need help

Have you checked brands such as spanx?
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Unread 05-31-2021, 01:31 PM
Abdominal changes years after hysterectomy - looking for support garment suggestions

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Have you checked brands such as spanx?
Yes, but not sure that they target lower abdomen very well.
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Unread 06-02-2021, 06:20 AM
Re: Abdominal changes need help

I've moved your post to our Friends Without Faces forum. Most of the women there are in the early days or weeks of recovery and are asking questions about what they are experiencing. Non-surgery related concerns scroll down quickly and tend to get overlooked.

My only concern about your question is whether you might be experiencing some kind of pelvic floor weakness. If so, it'd be wise to get your doctor's take.

I don't have any recommendations since I don't use support garments, but in a quick search, I think if you specify "pelvic support underwear" you'll get a different selection rather than the usual spandex hits. One product I saw was for hernia support with an extra panel for the lower abdomen.

Other than that... tweaking your diet and exercise to give you an all over workout may address the source of the pouch. Pouches are what I'm trying to avoid , so yeah, I've found some non-competitive fitness routines which I enjoy.

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Unread 06-02-2021, 06:31 AM
Abdominal changes years after hysterectomy - looking for support garment suggestions

Thank you! I do work out regularly and have my whole life, very athletic. I think getting closer to 40 and all the changes after hysterectomy, are very frustrating. I will def take your advice though.
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Unread 06-07-2021, 01:06 PM
Re: Abdominal changes years after hysterectomy - looking for support garment suggestions

I tell ya... when I put on a few pounds these days, it takes much more effort to shed 'em than it in my early 30s - and I wasn't into fitness at all back then. The most success I've ever had has been with weight lifting (pre-hyst) and a fitness challenge in 2019 which introduced me to macros on the nutrition side.
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