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Unread 03-05-2007, 09:28 AM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

Hi there, I am schedule for a TAH on 3/19 due to a 2" uterine mass, complicated cyst on right ovary, enlarged uterus and heavy bleeding..... this is all based upon ultrasound and pelvic exam only. I am scheduled for a CT scan on 3/12 one week before surgery. I have this annoying pressure in my upper abdomen around my belly button. At times it looks and feels as if I am six months pregnant and something is pushing up on my lungs and diaphram.. I have trouble bending over and I get lightheaded when I do anything that requires a lot of bending . I have tried to point this out to my primary doctor and she believes it is related to my reasons for having the TAH, but she did not offer to do any testing... did anyobne else experience this, was it related to the GYN issues, did it go away post-op, could it be endo? looking for some piece of mind.... i am so worried that it is something unrelated and if so it could cause compliactions during surgery. any comments would be appreciated!!!
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

I have a pressure around that area but I know I have a hiatel hernia causing reflux- so I wonder if this is what it is. I can physically push just over my belly button toward below my sternum and it can feel tender and varies from soft to hard. Is that similar to your feeling? I also have an enlarged uterus (16 week size) and cycts on ovaries.
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:34 PM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

I dont have reflux and my pressure is not in just one place, it feels as if there is a hard balloon in my stomach that just floats there, i feel it above and below the bellybutton area mostly all of the time, whether I eat or not, whether I am active of not, but no one seems to think it is a big deal, except me of course....
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:34 PM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

I don't know if mine is related to Ms. Useless Uterus or not and what alien babies may have taken up residence there, but I go through abdominal discomfort and bloating (ick!) about 5 days out of 7. I would think your CT scan would show anything else that needed to be addressed, and hopefully without you having to change your surgery date. That whole feeling like there's no room in you, from your rib cage to your thighs-it's a fact of life I have adjusted to. And that pregnant look-sweetie I look like I'm carrying at least twins. Try and relax but if you really get antsy, call your doctor again and express your concern. Better to err on the side of caution.
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

I guess we will both see what is in there as our surgery gets closer , huh??? I hope it is related and that it goes bye-bye with everything else!
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Unread 03-05-2007, 01:56 PM
Pre-op pressure in upper abdomen around bellybutton

oh i forgot , did you have a ct scan yet??
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