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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:47 PM
Tummy big and bloated

Okay, I'm 4 days post-op today-- I don't know what I was thinking yesterday when I said that.

Anyway, my tummy is big and bloated. I'm trying to figure out what can be so bloated when it was always my uterus before. Every time I used to cramp, I blew up like a balloon.

Maybe it's my IBS and all this "intestinal shut-down" stuff caused by the surgery process?

Just nervous. I just don't want anything to go wrong. I want to heal fast and be doing cartwheels in 2 weeks
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Unread 03-17-2012, 01:52 PM
Re: Tummy big and bloated

I swelled pretty good with gas and the surgery.
but if you are in pain and feel that it just is not right then call your doc... better safe than sorry...
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:01 PM
Re: Tummy big and bloated

I am 4 days post op too!! I am bloated as well but I feel "normal" if you can feel normal with a swelly belly, I agree with luv2him if you feel like something is not quite rite I'd call your doc, Good Luck let us know!! BTW i have been taking gas-x it seems to help a little


P.S. have you tried ice or heat packs?
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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Re: Tummy big and bloated

The dreaded big and bloated belly. Day 4 I looked like I was ready to give birth. I imagine it's swelling from the surgery and gas, gas, gas and more gas. Gas-X was my best friend. D You're going to be bloated for probably several more weeks. I called the doctor around day 7 and he called in some Bentyl. It really has helped over the last 3 weeks. I guess they gas you up while performing the surgery. That's what I was told at least. Is it your upper abs or lower? I feel bad for you cause it's very uncomfortable and nothing 'comes out' although you know it's in there. Are your bowels moving good? The toilet was my enemy since it hurt so much and I couldn't expel anything to relieve the pressure. Give the doctor a call on Monday and mention it to him/her. Also ask about an abdominal binder. Was told it helps 'line' things up and gives you support. Never know, it might help push some of the bubbles out.. You could very well have some IBS starting. I felt short of breath from the upper ab bloating. Good luck honey and heal quick
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Unread 03-17-2012, 03:19 PM
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Well, I look pregnant, so it's in the lower region, mostly.

Maybe it's from eating everything in the world and only expelling about 1/3 of it.

I was in pain earlier today from the gas (my abdominal region, including sides, hurt), but it's not so painful now because I've been able to move stuff along down there...just not at the rate I would like.
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Unread 03-17-2012, 04:14 PM
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Week 3 on Wednesday, and I still look like the Pilsbury Dough Boy I swell more when I overdo things. I just want it to go away, I'm so tired of yoga pants. All of my external stitches are healed over, all that's left is scars and lumps. But this blasted swelling just won't go away. From what I've been reading here from other women, this seems to be normal and expected for a while yet. *sigh*
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Unread 03-17-2012, 10:38 PM
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Im am four days out also.....bloated....swollen VAH kept ovaries plus had prolapse bladder reconstructed anterior and posterior.... First very small bm tonight... Peeing normal but still light bleeding. Had laproscopic and robotic surgery. Very gasy and llts of air inside... they suggested mylacam... Baby gas relief.. Hubby going to get me some in morning...feet and ankles alittle swollen..sleeping and living in recliner..not comforterable anywhere else.... Cant seem to sleep for very long periods at a time and also my breast are achy.... Ugh....please let this get better...
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:34 AM
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Im am four days out also.....bloated....swollen VAH kept ovaries plus had prolapse bladder reconstructed anterior and posterior.... First very small bm tonight... Peeing normal but still light bleeding. Had laproscopic and robotic surgery. Very gasy and llts of air inside... they suggested mylacam... Baby gas relief.. Hubby going to get me some in morning...feet and ankles alittle swollen..sleeping and living in recliner..not comforterable anywhere else.... Cant seem to sleep for very long periods at a time and also my breast are achy.... Ugh....please let this get better...
*hug* It will! You'll have to keep reminding yourself, like I do, that you just had MAJOR surgery! Your body is going to take a bit to get better, but it will! My word, the optimism is oozing out of my pores today, so unlike me, lol! I think empathy keeps bringing me back here. I feel for all of you, as I sit here having a pity party for myself!
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Unread 03-19-2012, 11:56 AM
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Thank God for this site..... Day 6 and I feel a little Better.. Gas relief medicine helped a lot... Still sleeping on recliner can't lay back completely, this is the most frustrating.. I like to sleep on my side with a pillow between legs....ah.... I dream of the day I can do that again...I'm glad you are all here to talk too... speedy recovery to everyone..... @ learning to fly: you are right, I keep forgetting I didn't have tooth pulled and its gonna take more than a couple days.... Thank You for your words..... Hope your day gets better.... talk to you all soon....
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