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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

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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


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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


Dr. Austina Cho
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Enlarged Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarged abdomen is a clinical finding in which the abdomen is larger than in ...Read more