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Unread 01-04-2012, 05:31 AM
bowel probs and bulge 9 wks post op


Had total abdominal hysterectomy Nov 03 2011 and noticed a slight bulge to the left of my navel the next day. It felt tender when touched. I have mentioned this to my dr and he reckons its the bowel popping through the stomach muscles post surgery and will take about 4 mths to heal, however it is not a hernia.

My bowel is very irregular at present, constipation, diarrhoea or nothing!! The lump gets bigger when I'm constipated but never does the lump go away.

I'm worried that its not improving, my belly does still swell quite a bit but the lump seems to be a permanent feature of my anatomy now!

Has anyone else experienced this?

Many Thanks

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Unread 01-04-2012, 07:31 AM
Re: bowel probs and bulge 9 wks post op

Hi diano, we are surgery buddies.... I too had lavh on 11/3.
I would definitely seek out the cause of the lump, especially since you are also having digestive issues.
Maybe get another docs opinion if your current one seems unwilling to investigate furhur. If it is not a hernia, then what is it exactly? Can they do a scan at least? Hopefully, you will find some answers. Good luck and hugs to you!
Unread 01-04-2012, 10:58 PM
Re: bowel probs and bulge 9 wks post op

I would wear a tummy binder round the clock to try and push the lump back into place and hopefully heal together. Don't do anything to strain your abdominal muscles. Careful not to carry or lift anything heavy.

All the best...

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