Swollen belly on one side only | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

Swollen belly on one side only Swollen belly on one side only

Thread Tools
Unread 11-15-2007, 06:20 AM
Swollen belly on one side only

I am 4 months post op. I notice that many of the posts discuss weight gain and swelling. I have lost a good deal of weight so my swelling is not due to excess weight. Before my surgery I had a totally flat stomach. 4 months post op and I am swollen over one part of my abdomen only. It's like a little pouch over the right of my incision area. There is also some lingering discomfort/soreness seeming to come from the inside of my stomach. My dr. sent me for an ultrasound 6 weeks postop since I was more swollen than expected. That revealed that I was holding fluid but no addition concerns. No hernia, no infection, etc. They said it just takes the body longer to absorb excess fluid sometimes. Anyway, I know my dr. will say it's just a matter of time, but is is possible that this swelling is here to stay??? I had an ectopic pregnancy many, many years ago and had a bikini incision, they opened the same incision for my hysterectomy. My stomach was totally flat after that surgery. Is this normal?

Thanks for any responses! Have a great day!
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-15-2007, 08:40 AM
Swollen belly on one side only

I'm 4 weeks post op and have a weird, little puffy pouchy thing also over the right side of my incision - it's sore/tender. I asked the Dr. 2 weeks ago, and she said to keep an eye on it, but I don't go back until 11/27.

She mentioned fluid also, but I'm worried about a hernia. It's only about the size of a half-dollar, but freaks me out and gets worse at the end of the day.
Unread 11-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Swollen belly on one side only

I am 10 months post op and had that flat stomach you refer to. I had two c-sections all surgeries through the same incision, and my left side is noticably bigger than my right. I have had two CT scans which reveal nothing, but I still have pain and have decided to live with it until at least summer... Best of luck to you girls!
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-15-2007, 10:41 PM
Swollen belly on one side only

my right side seems a little puffier, at times. I have some sort of definite difference in how my right side feels, esp below my incision area.
Unread 11-16-2007, 08:26 AM
Swollen belly on one side only

My right side seems puffier at times as well. Just figured it was my body (good friends tell me I'm weird). Hopefully it will go down over time.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-28-2009, Started By Sassy's
16 Replies, Last Reply 11-02-2008, Started By jax
1 Reply, Last Reply 09-01-2008, Started By Issi
62 Replies, Last Reply 06-15-2008, Started By Towens
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-05-2007, Started By nellybird
4 Replies, Last Reply 10-15-2007, Started By privacymatters
11 Replies, Last Reply 07-24-2006, Started By countryestates
3 Replies, Last Reply 05-31-2006, Started By peace2006
3 Replies, Last Reply 03-01-2006, Started By Booville
2 Replies, Last Reply 06-12-2005, Started By ktrisko
1 Reply, Last Reply 06-12-2004, Started By Pambam
5 Replies, Last Reply 03-11-2004, Started By misspolly64
3 Replies, Last Reply 02-26-2003, Started By Peg42
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-15-2002, Started By curious
4 Replies, Last Reply 07-05-2002, Started By platty
9 Replies, Last Reply 11-14-2000, Started By lauren grace
2 Replies, The Road Less Traveled
4 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
1 Reply, The Road Less Traveled


Hysterectomy News

October 19,2020


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!