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I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical robotic hysterectomy, I am 9 weeks post op and the swelling has not gone down too much. Why?

I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical robotic hysterectomy, I am 9 weeks post op and the swelling has not gone down too much. Why?

Uncertain: You will need to see your surgeon for an exam. Could be a hernia, but doubtful due that a hernia in a small port site would cause generalized swelling or bloating. Also could be bowel dysmotility, but this would be unlikely 9 weeks out. If you have already sen your surgeon and are not satisfied, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more


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I'll have hysterectomy by davinci robotic method. I heard there will be abdominal swelling for awhile and pre-operation clothing won't fit. How long?

I'll have hysterectomy by davinci robotic method. I heard there will be abdominal swelling for awhile and pre-operation clothing won't fit. How long?

Talk to your surgeon: This is a prime question to discuss with your GYN surgeon during a pre-operative Consultation. Most surgeons pass out handouts describing the procedure, complications, and recovery. Great surgeons ALSO verbally discuss the surgery with the patient (and designated family member) prior to surgery and answer any and all questions. Bring a list of your questions with you to that appointment. ...Read more

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I am 1 year post hysterectomy and having severe lower abdominal pain with abdominal swelling and pressure like pain in my right shoulder, please help?

I am 1 year post hysterectomy and having severe lower abdominal pain with abdominal swelling and pressure like pain in my right shoulder, please help?

Possible causes: If you still have your ovaries, they could be the cause; also could be an intestinal problem, or even your gallbladder (which can refer pain to the right shoulder). Appendicitis is a possible cause. Uncommon ovarian tumors can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical hysterectomy, I am 10 weeks post op & have 54 ALT blood test for liver, did surgery cause it?

Not sure: Mild alt elevation is not unusual after any surgery. The abdominal swelling is concerning and you should really be examined by your gynecologist. Sometimes it takes awhile to feel normal afterwards, but it is difficult to assess online. ...Read more

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I had an abdominal hysterectomy 5 days ago. The swelling is awful. Will this go away?

I had an abdominal hysterectomy 5 days ago. The swelling is awful. Will this go away?

Very likely: It is not uncommon to have abdominal swelling for several weeks after having a hysterectomy. Call your doctor for severe or persistent symptoms. Also call if you have fever, chills, nausea, vomiting or worsening symptoms. When in doubt play it safe and see you surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that would require a hysterectomy have sharp pains and swelling in lower abdominal region

Hysterectomies: Hysterectomies are performed for many different reasons. If a patient is having persistent pain, then first it must be determined where the pain is coming from: the intestines, the female organs, or even the bladder/kidney system. Sometimes patients have severe endometriosis or adenomyosis (abnormal tissue/bleeding from the uterus), have fibroids, or other uterine abnormalities. It is important that you are sure your pap smear is up to date, and that you have a complete evaluation. Let your doctor know if you are having abnormal bleeding or weight changes. If you develop increased pain, fever, or vomiting, then you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

I'm curious as to what can cause abdominal swelling and pain?

Several causes: There are several potential causes of abdominal swelling. Gas trapped in the bowel, from partial obstruction, bad gallbladder, gastric reflux are a few. If you are vomiting or running fever get checked right away. If you are okay, try a bowel regimen, low fat diet, small frequent meals and more hydration. If not better in a week or so, get checked by your doc. ...Read more

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What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

What can cause abdominal swelling and pain in one day?

Air, stool, but...: Can be gas, stool, spasm, but can also be from serious causes like bowel obstruction, perforation of a hollow organ like stomach, small bowel, colon, gyn issue. Call your doc today. Er if fever, vomiting, oan't pass gas, urine, or stool. ...Read more

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Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Abdominal swelling daily, what could be wrong?

Celiac disease: You notice daily abdominal swelling. Consider seeing your doctor to discuss medical conditions. Celiac disease is a condition that makes people sick if they eat wheat, barley, etc. Some people notice bloating. You doctor can do a blood test and more importantly you can work with your doctor to get better even if it is not celiac. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Hello doctors, what does abdominal swelling mean?

Varies: Bowel can be full, intestine can fill with gas or fluid, colon can fill and have constipation,
Ascites is fluid filling abdominal cavity.
Liver and spleen can enlarge and be associated with swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

What can cause, upper abdominal swelling along with chest and back swelling?

Cannot comment: Your symptoms are not specific enough to make a comment - is the swelling in the skin? Is it associated with shortness of breath? Any color changes? Weight? Difficulty swallowing?
Normally swelling is gravity dependent, affecting more the legs and lower abdomen. If indeed this is upper abdomen, chest and back, then you should see your physician for more testing to look at the heart and lungs. ...Read more

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to reduce abdominal swelling after surgery?

Ice and elevation: The best ways to reduce swelling are applying ice and elevation, if that is possible. Generally, it just takes time for swelling to reolve - normally 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?

Maybe hernia: If it gets smaller when you lie down and bigger when you stand, it might be a hernia.It might need to be surgically fixed. See a general surgeon. ...Read more

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He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though.?

He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though.?

I hope he's ok: Take him to the dr. And get an examination and maybe some testing if the Dr. Orders any, to properly diagnose why he is swelling in his lower abdominal area. ...Read more

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What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

What cause lower abdominal swelling and bloat?

Something or nothing: Bloating is a common symptom of ibs which is usually a self-limiting but annoying gastrointestinal syndrome. The bloating is usually from swallowed gas and/or bacterial imbalance in the gastrointestinal tract. If it is just the lower abdomen, and the patient is female, it may be due to gynecologic problem or even gyn malignancy. If it is with constipation, a laxative may help. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Not a specific one: Many disorders can cause abdominal swelling, including obesity, ascites - fluid in the belly, obstruction of intestine and tumor in the belly. By the time tumor in the abdomen causes swelling it is likely to be advanced. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abdominal swelling - it can be fluid, masses (e.g. Cancer), hernias, bleeding, and others. Imaging of your belly will help provide an answer, as well as the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal swelling a sign of some disease?

Can be: Swelling can be due to gaseous distension, stool in the colon, a baby in the uterus, urine in the bladder, poor muscle tone. It can also be due to abnormalities of the ovaries (cysts, tumors), kidneys (cyst, tumor, failure), uterus (fibroids, tumors), tubes (ectopic preg), liver (tumors, fat, scarring, failure), fluid deposition from sick liver, tumors, heart failure, tumor masses, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal swelling?

Yes, worry about it: Is your distension acute, &/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding? If so, please get medical attention now. If, on the other hand, associated with painful constipation then consider possible c-ibs. Medical evaluation under the rome 3 criteria can exclude obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities of the gut, rectal dysfunction. Urgency of care depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Is it normal for someone to have abdominal swelling?

Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...Read more

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How to find out what's causing my abdominal swelling?

See your: Primary doctor and let them examine you and order the appropriate tests and consults if necessary. It may besimply your diet and fluids or something more involved but let your primary doctor determine that. ...Read more

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Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Could anyone know what could cause left abdominal swelling?

Several things: Colon, small bowel can get full, gas, air.
Fluid in abdomen.
Local swelling of soft tissue or hernia are also possible in left abdomen.
Rarely an enlarged kidney or mass can occur.
FIND out by seeing your PCP with full history and good physical exam, and the testing as guided by these factors. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more