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My belly is sagging! My belly is sagging!

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Unread 11-06-2008, 07:19 PM
My belly is sagging!

Hi everyone. This is my first post. I had a partial hysterectomy (uterus gone, ovaries & tubes still there) on 9/15/08. I had a hematoma and a slight infection which slowed the healing of my incision - it's still not closed completely. That alone has been discouraging, but I'm also discouraged and more than a little freaked out because my belly is sagging over the incision - I can't even see the incision without a mirror. I am overweight but I've never had a saggy belly before. When I wear knit pants, the bulge is clearly visible and it makes me incredibly self-conscious. My partner of 8 years is wonderful and has been so loving and supportive but I can't help but worry that he will secretly be grossed out by my saggy belly bulge.

Is this common? Does it go away? Help! I need reassurance!
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Unread 11-06-2008, 07:52 PM
My belly is sagging!

im a year post op and my belly still sags!!
im tryin to do weight watchers and tone up some but thats hard to do with a 1yr old! lol!!
but i wish you the best and hope all is well for you!!
take care!
Unread 11-06-2008, 09:11 PM
My belly is sagging!

Hi Beffie,

I had some rather large fibroids removed along with everything else - my belly used to look about 4-5 months pregnant, now resembles a deflated balloon.

But hey, on the bright side! I look a LOT better in my jeans than I did before.

Hang in there.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 06:44 AM
My belly is sagging!

Mine's the same. I had full abdominal hysterectomy and I did put on a bit of weight but I've never been that big but my tummy completely comes over the top of my scar which it never did when i had a caesarean previously. I can feel an actual fold through my trousers. We make a joke out of it and I am optimistic that it will go in time but for now resign myself to jogging bottoms and baggy jumpers!

Best of luck with your recovery
Unread 11-07-2008, 11:55 AM
body snatchers

The body snatchers visited me too. Noticed it about 6 months after full vertical abdominal hysterectomy. It kind of feels like bread dough that needs more flour. Prefer to wear jeans versus knits.
Unread 11-07-2008, 01:41 PM
My belly is sagging!

After my c-section 7 years ago, I was left with a saggy belly. Then 6 years ago, I had an ovary removed, still the saggy belly. Now I'm 11 days post-op from my hysterectomy, and I have the swelly belly. I'm sure this one will be sagging as well. In other words, it never went away for me, but I didn't really work at it. With twins around I never had time to take care of myself.

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