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After surgery do your organs move around? After surgery do your organs move around?

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Unread 11-11-2011, 10:36 AM
After surgery do your organs move around?

I'm wondering if the organs that are left after surgery take time to re-position themselves...I remember reading about that.

What's it like? Quite a bit will come out. I guess we usually end up ok...bladder in the right spot, etc.

Of course wht I really want is a flatter stomach!
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Unread 11-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Re: After surgery do your organs move around?

I just asked this question this morning on the way to work. My wife is a certified nurse midwife, and she said that the bowel will expand a bit, but there's really not that much space left behind, when you consider the size of the things they're removing.

YMMV, of course, and I have no idea how that's impacted by something like large fibroids, as I was asking just for myself (I've never had a pregnancy and my fibroid is small--so I've got the two almonds and a pear thing going on...)
Unread 11-11-2011, 01:13 PM
Re: After surgery do your organs move around?

LOL - I had a similar question and asked my doctor at me pre-op the other day. I was especially interested in the ovaries that are scheduled to remain and the vagina.

I suspect that it's similar to pregnancy. Once the oversized object is removed (in our case, fibroids) the rest settles back to it's original position.

The ovaries apparently have ligaments attaching them elsewhere other than the uterus and will float a bit, but not much. My doctor will re-attach the vagina to the uterine support ligaments to prevent prolapse (at least that's how I understood her explanation).

Strangely, as a structural engineer, I find I'm a bit concerned about the support of my remaining insides.
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