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Dr. Jane van Dis
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How long for bloating and swelling to away after a hysterectomy?

Dr. Jane van Dis
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How long for bloating and swelling to away after a hysterectomy?

Typical 3 weeks: It's typical for this to last up to 3 weeks post operatively, however I have seen patients where it can take a little longer. Not much you can do, other than light exercise like walking. It can sometimes just take awhile for body to mobilize those fluids out of your skin and tissues in order to get the fluid into your blood stream and eventually come out as urine. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Wayne Ingram
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How long before the bloating and swelling goes down after hysterectomy?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
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How long before the bloating and swelling goes down after hysterectomy?

It depends: It depends on the manner of surgical hysterectomy, whether there was a post-operative infection, and the healing properties of your unique body. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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How long before all the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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How long before all the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

Varies: This varies from person to person and depends on the type of hysterectomy. For some it is a few days. For others it may last a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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How long does it take swelling and bloating to go down after a partial hysterectomy?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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How long does it take swelling and bloating to go down after a partial hysterectomy?

Days: Those symptoms usually resolve within a few days after the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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When before the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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When before the bloating and swelling goes down after a total hysterectomy?

Days: The symptoms you list usually resolve in three to four days. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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How long does it take for hysterectomy bloating to go away?

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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How long does it take for hysterectomy bloating to go away?

Up to 6 wks: Bloating is common after abdominal surgery as there is bowel irritation and swelling of the tissues. Most patients can fit back into there jeans at 5 - 6 weeks after a hysterectomy. It should get progressively less the further you get post-op. ...Read more

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Dr. Lee Pederson
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How long after hysterectomy (w/fibroids and left ovary) can abdominal pain and bloating realistically last, even if intermittently?

Dr. Lee Pederson
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Depends: Usually people are over acute side effects of abdominal surgery by 3-5 weeks. There can be many reasons for those symptoms. Probably best to visit primary doctor and see if other testing is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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Is a little bloating and some numbness after hysterectomy normal?

Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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Numbness after hyst: Numbness after an abdominal surgery can be normal. Remeber that when doing the surgical incision some abdominal or pelvic nerves ( that transmit sensation) were on the surgical field . Numbness can be normal. Bloating can also be normal however tell your surgeon about those symptoms to rule out other intraabdominal complications or intestinal obstructions caused at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Dr. Edward Hellman
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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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After an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common that a patient has shoulder aches and bloating?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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After an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common that a patient has shoulder aches and bloating?

Yes: The symptoms you describe are very common and usually resolve in a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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Abdominal Bloating (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and ...Read more


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