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How long does swelly belly last? How long does swelly belly last?

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Unread 01-13-2009, 11:50 AM
How long does swelly belly last?

I am just wondering if anyone can give me a timeline as far as how long I can expect my abdomen to be swollen. I know the uterus itself isn't large, however I had a fibroid the size of a canteloupe (5 month pregnancy size) and I would think I would see an amazing difference on the size of my stomach. The doctor said my tumor only weighed about 1 pound which surprised me since she also said it was so large. Some days I think I can really tell a difference then the next day I feel like I'm pregnant due to my "swelly belly". I felt really good the other day and even did some exercising which stupidly included stomach crunches. I paid for it that night and the next day! Cramping and swelling. I didn't know that internal stitches can take up to 12 weeks to heal. I learned that from this wonderful website! Can anyone give me advice or personal experience with all this??? Thanks!!
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Unread 01-13-2009, 11:51 AM
How long does swelly belly last?

Well, I can tell you what I;ve seen a lot of on here: most women are surprised how very long swellly belly can last, and I've heard of it lasting up to at least 8 to 10 weeks, to one degree or another. Sorry.

Kara
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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:01 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

The standard answer is 6 months to 1 year. Each person if different but it takes a while. Best wishes.
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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:12 PM
Natural relief for swelly belly that works for me!

I was getting severe heartburn from taking Motrin, so I switched to tylenol. My belly still swelled.

DH is a doctor of Chiropractic. He started me on Bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory, made from pineapple enzymes. The trick is to take it on an empty stomach for anti-inflammatory results; otherwise, it's a digestive enzyme and digestion enhancer. He said I'm taking 500 mg three times per day on an empty stomach. Look for the highest level of potency you can find...or at least 600 GDUs per gram. Health food stores have Bromelain as do many grocery and vitamin stores. You can find it online from Dee Cee Labs.

I have noticed my swelly belly has gotten smaller in the 3 days I've taken Bromelain. My sister and DH noticed too. My pain level dropped significantly too.

DaVinci RAVH +BSO 1/2/09
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Unread 01-13-2009, 12:25 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

Jan 24 will be four months for me and I still get swelly belly by days end. My Dr said could go on for a year and in some cases longer. I had two ops which resulted in more stiches and adhesions so I expect my belly to take about a year to fully go down, when it's real bad I were my belly binder, it makes me look better so I feel better. Also Beano helps, if I am going to be eating gasy foods I take one and it seems to work. I hope you get relief soon.
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Diana
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Unread 01-13-2009, 02:40 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

A YEAR??? I hope you are joking!!
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Unread 01-13-2009, 02:46 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

Nope a year is pretty normal from everything I have read & everyone I have talked to. It was a major operation & healing take a long time.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 08:49 AM
How long does swelly belly last?

I can tell you that at 3 months post-op today, I feel great otherwise, but my belly is still HUGE!!
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Unread 01-14-2009, 12:15 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

My Fibroid weighed 5 pounds, it was 20x14x12. I had hoped when it was taken out I would have a flat tummy (not that I ever did lol). My tummy did go down, but not as much as I would like, but people have mentioned that I lost weight. I know I do have a swelly belly at times. I can also see the left side of my tummy is more swolen thatn the right. I have not hit 3 mos yet, so I am hioing it will be better soon.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 01:46 PM
How long does swelly belly last?

Hi D624,
That's interesting that you mentioned your left side is more swollen than your right. My right side is more swollen than my left. Why do you think one side swells more than the other? I remember my surgeon standing on my right side and I just wonder if she did more tugging or work on that side than the other. That probably sounds stupid, but it's the only thing I can come up with as to why that side is more swollen. Have you asked your doctor about it? I go to my doctor tomorrow - 5 wks post op. I have a trip planned for the next week so that's why I couldn't make it to the 6th wk. check up.
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