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Swelling 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.
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
Hysterectomy: The first couple of days after an abdominal hysterectomy can be very painful. Skin swelling is normal since you just had an organ removed. Estimated recovery time for an abdominal hysterectomy could be 4 to 6 weeks. If it was laparsocopically, probably less time. It also depend on the patient and how she follows doctors recommendations after surgery.
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!
Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. Just started 3 months ago. More swelling from sitting than standing. Also lymphedema left leg?
Venous thrombosis: Swelling in pelvis and legs depends on the response to hysterectomy where if procedure was for tumor a pelvic node dissection was probably performed. Here there is a possibility of iliac and hypogastric vein thrombosis leading to extremity edema as well as aching from obturator and pelvic femoral nerve irritation
Days: The symptoms you list usually resolve in three to four days.
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.
Days: Those symptoms usually resolve within a few days after the surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
Partial hysterectomy in 2003, right ovary removed in 2012, and left one done on december 31, 2012 when is the swelling gonna go down.?
4-6 weeks: Depending on the kind of incision that was made to perform your surgery, the swelling can decrease at varying intervals. However, typically sweeling is reduced by 4-6 weeks.
About six weeks: It will get better day by day.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
4-8 weeks: Most people are back to normal in 4-6 weeks.See 1 more doctor answer
Soon: The swelling and bloating due to the surgery (anesthetics and fluids) will usually resolve, for most women, within 2 to 3 weeks.See 2 more doctor answers
I've been taking Advil (ibuprofen) every 6 hrs for swelling and what I think are internal hemoroids. Hysterectomy in may. Can one rebound on Advil (ibuprofen) for hemoroids?
No.: There is no rebound with ibuprofen. It works and eight hours later is gone.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Have pain and swelling groin area when doing exertion had a femoral hernia 3 years ago and then a full hysterectomy which caused problem with lymph?
Hysterectomy, still have overies...April 2014. Breast pain and fullness. Can't stand wearing a bra or even touching. Swelling about 2x the normal size?
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.
I had a total hysterectomy 2 months ago by robotic laproscopy. One ovary removed. I have had severe pain and swelling in both legs since. Reaaons?
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