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Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else? Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

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Unread 03-30-2008, 07:55 AM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

OK, swelly belly is gone, I maybe had it for 2 weeks. My recovery has been real smooth, but now I have an indentation on my lower abdomen! It looks as if I pressed a drinking glass on my abdomen, and when I took it away, the indentation stayed. I don't know if this is normal, as this is my first hysterectomy (little joke, there). I am not worried about it, but I wasn't expecting that either.I am not going to be wearing a bikini anytime soon, or EVER! I had a normal sized uteris, no endo, adhesion or anything. Anyone else? Or just me?
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Unread 03-30-2008, 04:14 PM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?


I'm not familiar with this but, if you try a "search" (click third from the right on the purple bar, towards the top of this page) you will find some threads/posts where other ladies have complained of the same thing. Here's a link to one thread to start you off:

I hope this helps!

Unread 03-30-2008, 04:37 PM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

I had a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy on March 13 of this year, so I am only about 2 1/2 weeks post-op, but I also have some sort of indentation on my lower abdomen/pubic area. My indentation is horizontal and right about the incision made in that area. I still have a decent amount of swelling, so I assumed it would go away with that, but I have been wondering about since I noticed a couple of days ago. I did not notice it before my post-op or I would have asked about it.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 10:19 PM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

I AM NOT ALONE!!! I thought I would be the only woman with this wierd indentation! It is really only visable if I look down, not so much from the front. Thanks!!
Unread 03-30-2008, 11:10 PM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

Yep, I have it, too, so you are not alone! Over the years it has decreased so that it is not as noticable but it is there, about half way between my belly button and pubic bone! No doctors have ever given me an explaination for the indention.

Unread 03-31-2008, 07:36 AM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

I didn't ask my DR about it, because I hadn't noticed it when I went for my 6 week post op appointment. I maybe could undestand it better if I had an enlarged uteris, but I didn't! That part of my belly has never been so flat! Now if I could get the rest to match....
Unread 04-02-2008, 08:21 PM
Indentation in lower abdomen, anyone else?

Mine looks like someone scooped out the center of my belly with an ice cream scoop. It is becoming less noticeable over time.
Unread 04-03-2008, 09:38 AM
swelling fairly constant--4 weeks out

It's definately best after I wake up in the morning, and have rested. You think this means I just totally over do it? It doesn't seem that way to me, but I've yet to be "swelling free."
Unread 04-03-2008, 05:51 PM
Don't Worry

I have yet to be swelling free. I reached 12 weeks this past Monday. My swelling has gone down a lot just this past week, but I am still not back to normal. I can't say if you are over doing it, but my hubby won't let me lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk. He wants to be sure I heal well with no adhesions or granulation. It is nice to have the help, but I sure will be glad when I can get back to my "old" self (without the monthly trauma, of course).

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