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Unread 03-27-2005, 01:52 PM
How long will the swelly belly last?

How long is this swelly belly going to last? When they took parts out (including a 16 week size uterus and a very large fibroid) and I've eaten very little for 5 days, I thought I'd come home looking like a model! Instead I look about 7-8 months pregnant. And I gained 14 pounds while I was in the hospital. Actually 7 of those are now gone two and a half days later, so the tummy is coming down. Perhaps when all those stool softeners, etc. start to work . . . My LH put a belly button ring with a jewel in it in my Easter basket, so it's ready to decorate my incision. Ha, Ha!
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Unread 03-27-2005, 02:25 PM
How long will the swelly belly last?

I am 9 months post op and I still have days where I get swelly belly. they are few, and far between now, but there are still days when I get it. Please dont be hard on yourself, as this is a difficult surgery. (more difficult than I ever imagined) give your self time to heal, it takes a while. Dont push yourself too hard. I found thats when swelly belly came on with a vengance. rest when the body says rest, I wish you continued good recovery and no complications.
Unread 03-27-2005, 06:06 PM
How long will the swelly belly last?

"Swelly belly" is a term that we have coined for the abdominal swelling that occurs following a hysterectomy. It has been explained by giving the example of the swelling that occurs in our ankle when we have a sprained ankle. There is a lot of work done in your abdomen and some swelling occurs.

Some women have abdominal swelling on and off for several months after their hyst, especially if they are on their feet a lot during the day. But, it won't go on forever. Your tissues will heal, and eventually everything will return to normal.

We expect that at 6 weeks we have healed 50%. And, complete healing takes 6 months to a year. So, it is important to rest with your feet up and follow your doctor’s instructions in regard to weight limits for lifting, etc. Taking good care of yourself in the beginning of recovery will lessen the total recovery time; and, hopefully, swelly belly will not last as long.

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