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Will I need bigger undies? Will I need bigger undies?

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Unread 01-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Will I need bigger undies?

I've read several posts saying to buy underwear a size or two too big for after surgery. I'm having a TVH. Is the oversized undies to make it more comfy with an incision or for another reason?
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Unread 01-04-2006, 12:03 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

Its to accomodate for the swelling thats probably going to occur.
You might also want to buy a bigger size bra or a stretchy sports bra because you might also experience some swelling/engorgement in the breasts (i know i did! I wasnt forewarned and ended up having to go home w/o a bra on due to being so swollen).

good luck
Unread 01-04-2006, 02:11 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

Hi there
I had a TAH back in June last year, and got away with wearing my usual cotton/silk loose summer pants. So I didn't actually have to buy a bigger size, just a looser fit !!! is that cheating ??? Hope everything goes well for you.

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Unread 01-04-2006, 10:19 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

Hi Miava!
The "larger" panties are for comfort and swelly belly. You won't want anything tight on your belly.
All the Best,
Unread 01-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

I found my bikini panties worked best for me. They were below the swollen belly, and didn't touch my incisions. Low pants also are the best to go under the belly and incisions. For me anyway. ; )
Unread 01-04-2006, 10:41 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

I had bought bigger underwear, but ended having a friend go out and buy even bigger underwear. The ones I had bought were control fit. Not good for a swollen belly with an incision. She went out and bought me granny panties and I'm so glad she did. My tummy is very swollen. Therefore, I recommend the bigger undies.

Good luck to you.

Unread 01-04-2006, 10:48 AM
Will I need bigger undies?

I wish I had read all of this before my surgery! I had no idea my belly would be so swollen!! I was expecting to get rid of my ginormous uterus and be slim and trim! LOL! I am about 3 weeks post-op now and am starting to see some of the swelling go down. How long will it take for me to be back to normal? ( I get the feeling that "never" is a good answer!). The right side of my incision seems to be more swollen than the left. Reason? I found that soft cotton work out pants with a draw string worked best for me...or jammies are nice too!!
Unread 01-04-2006, 12:02 PM
Will I need bigger undies?

I never got around to buying granny panties. For the first few days home, my own were too tight on my belly, so I wore my husband's! After that, my belly was still swollen but my own panties were fine.
Unread 01-04-2006, 12:57 PM
Will I need bigger undies?

I had a TVH and didn't need the larger panties -- of course, I didn't know for sure if I'd be able to have the TVH, so I bought some 2 sizes too big, just to be sure. They kept falling off me so I went back to my regular size!!

I think if you don't have an abdominal incision there might not be as much swelling or pain.
Unread 01-04-2006, 04:18 PM
Will I need bigger undies?

And if you go buy some and end up not needing them...try some arts and crafts: https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sho...d.php?t=231346


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