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Unread 01-15-2008, 07:03 AM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

Hello everyone,

This is my first time posting. I had a SAH on October 29 2007. Everything is well except my belly is still swollen. From what I've read it seems to be normal but I'm still worried. I had a 15cm fibroid removed along with my uterus which weighed 1036 grams.

When I went to see my Dr at 6 weeks post op he said I was healed and said yes to all the things I had on my checklist (exercise, sex, take a bath, travel, no lifting restrictions...). I was happy to hear this and went back to my usual lifestyle. After having sex 3 times on December 30th, the next day my belly was swollen more than usual and quite sore. Is this normal? Did I tear something inside me, adhesions...

My Dr did say that my incision looked like a pregnant woman's incision looks like after having a cesarian and that I should wait another 4-5 months before I get a flat belly. He also mentioned that maybe I had a hematoma? and that if the swelling doesn't go away completely then I should go see him.

I went back to work on January 7 so I guess that doesn't help because I'm sitting most of the day.

Thanks, the info on this web site is very helpful by the way:-)
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Unread 01-15-2008, 11:55 AM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

Hi! Yikes...I'm still stuck on part about you having sex 3 times on the same day (LOL), but seriously...I had a TAH/BSO on 10/15 and I still have a huge swelly belly and lots of tenderness. I just never thought this recovery would take so long, and that I still would feel so sore and miserable at 3 months post-op.

I guess I don't have any advice, but wanted you to know that you aren't alone. Good luck.
Unread 01-15-2008, 01:39 PM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

Thanks for your reply. I too never thought it would take so long to heal. When the doctor gave me 10 weeks away from work, I thought to myself, great, I'll probably be aching for 3 weeks and on vacation for 7.

Thanks to this web site we're not alone:-)

Good luck to you.
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Unread 01-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

I had a tah in August and my belly is still swollen. I am under the impression that healing is going to take a while.
Good luck!
Unread 01-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

I too had a TAH/BSO October 29th, and my belly still swells at the end of the day, so we are all in this together! They say 6 moths to a year to heal. I just hope it doesn't take the entire year.
Unread 01-16-2008, 08:25 AM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

hello,i had SAH 9 wks ago i too have a really swelly belly. i have like a cesarian scar then my tummy hangs over it.not very nice, by the end of the day its really swallon, not looking forward to swelly belly at wk. my gp has given me until the end of jan,post opp app nxt wk.
i had a scar cesarian like from b4, when i had my appendix out, sorry too say for me it took years for mine to go right down. hope it wont be the say for you all!!
Unread 01-16-2008, 09:30 AM
Swelly belly 11 weeks post-op?

I think the concensus is a TAH can take up to a year til the "swellybelly' is gone. I find the more activity I do in a day, the more swelling.

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