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Swelling After Hysterectomy
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. ...Read more
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
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
Days: The symptoms you list usually resolve in three to four days. ...Read more
Partial hysterectomy in 2003, right ovary removed in 2012, and left one done on december 31, 2012 when is the swelling gonna go down.?
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
4-8 weeks: Most people are back to normal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Pain and swellings:
Can't give you any reasons without history and exam.
Please see the doctor who did the laporoscopy as soon as you can. ...Read more
4 days post Lap. Hysterectomy inc cervix & ovaries also removed endometrial plaques/adhesions. I awoke today w/severe swelling entire rt side of body?
The severity. ..: Of your post-operative swelling warrants a call to your surgeon, who knows exactly what procedure was performed and with what findings. We can only guess, but would urge that you don't ignore the problem. ...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 have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.
ER for exam: 47 year old lady status post hysterectomy now with a tender and firm abdomen. You need to go to the ER for an exam. It is the weekend and your physician's office is probably not open. You should contact your surgeon to communicate with them and any complications after surgery should be reported. It is not prudent to wait too long when you have concerning symptoms after surgery and you need an exam ...Read more
Can lack or hormones and progesterone cause pain/swelling in hands and feet in someone with a total hysterectomy?
See below: Something else is going on---see your doctor. ...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?
Abdominal hysterectomy 4 days post op vaginal swelling and bruising on one side only? Very swollen and very dark purple bruised.
I had a hysterectomy over 2 years ago. Since then I have had breast pain/swelling off/on. Now it is constant pain/swelling/heaviness/nipple pain/burning plus bumps on nipple. The pain is so bad right now that I can't function normally.?
Menopause: Were your ovaries also removed? These sound like perimenopausal symptoms. Speak to your dr about hormones and discuss HRT (hormone replacement therapy) ...Read more
I have a question about my mom she had a hysterectomy with prolapse and rectal repair. About 3 weeks after surgery she was sleeping in bed and went to roll over and felt a severe pain in old hernia repair (groin) that site started swelling and also her t
See a doctor: She needs to see her doctor for proper examination ...Read more
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?
Vangal pain and swelling have had partial hystericomy have had the pain for about 4 days may have had some rough sex
Rough sex likely: Rough sex may have been the cause. Overly vigrous thrusting can lead to pain. Don't know your age, but if you are post -menopausal - you may have less vaginal secretions and atrophy of mucosa. That would make you more vulnerable to abraiding the tissues. Please see your gynecologist if this isn't resolving. ...Read more
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