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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. 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. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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How much swelling is normal after a hysterectomy?

Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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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. ...Read more

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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. Myron Arlen
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Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. Just started 3 months ago. more swelling from sitting than standing. also lymphedema left leg?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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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 ...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. Dennis Higginbotham
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Is your belly swelling a common symptom after a hysterectomy?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Is your belly swelling a common symptom after a hysterectomy?

No : That would not be normal.

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Dr. Marlon White
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How long does it takes for the swelling to go down after an abdominal hysterectomy?

Dr. Marlon White
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How long does it takes for the swelling to go down after an abdominal hysterectomy?

About six weeks: It will get better day by day. ...Read more

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