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Abdominal Swelling And Pain After Hysterectomy
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
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
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
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 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?
About six weeks: It will get better day by day. ...Read more
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
5 weeks post op hysterectomy. Swelling on left side of abdomen with niggling pain/ burning sensation. Do you think it's just scar tissue?
I don't know: I don't know but your surgeon can give you a more accurate answer if you contact him/her. ...Read more
Abdominal hysterectomy 4 days post op vaginal swelling and bruising on one side only? Very swollen and very dark purple bruised.
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
Can Dextroamphetamine IR tablets 10 mg irritate a non alcoholic fatty liver resulting in abdominal swelling and pain?
No: Get seen now. You may have an obstructed gut or vessel ...Read more
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
Depends: That depends based on what the patient means and the underlying problems. ...Read more
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
I have what seems to be abdominal swelling on the right lower side of my abdomen with no pain just discomfort?
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
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
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
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
Abdominal swelling: No. The cause of the swelling should be identified to treat it. ...Read more
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
It has been about 4 days and abdominal swelling is getting worse, and really painful. How long will it last?
See a doctor: Sounds like an intestinal obstruction or excessive fluid within the abdomen. ...Read more
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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