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

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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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?

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?

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?

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?

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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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
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I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

Post hyst: Did you have laparoscopic or abdominal cut? Most likly you have blood accumulation( hematoma), or serum accumulation ( seroma) su your doctor. Simple ultrasound of abdominal wall can tell, and in office aspiration will cere your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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