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I had an open myo/bikini cut on the 25th March 2019, my tummy still looks and feel gassy,it doesn't look like it has gone down/deflated yet.

  1. After how long did you notice that your tummy is flattening?
  2. When does the numb feeling end around the cut area?
  3. I did not get my monthly cycle for April, is it normal that a month after surgery you don't get your cycle totally?
  4. I feel like I'm taking longer to heal, I still feel tired when standing for long or walking and when I try to hold a proper posture my lower abdomen pulls with a slight pain so I end up slouching, I don't want to end up not being able to walk up straight, this is frightening please help


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    Hi there,

    Sorry for your distress, I can share my experience. I had open myomectomy, bikini incision 5years ago.

    1.My tummy gradually reduced bloatedness over a 6 week period.

    2. I had a really numb feeling for about 6 weeks, then I gradually got sensation back over 3 - 36 months. However, 5 years on I still have areas that feel numb, it's never gone back to normal. But its nothing alarming for me. I did return to gym after 3 months, doing abdominals, i think that helped to reduce the numbness

    3. My periods returned after 3 months but I was on hormone injections (GNRH analogues) to reduce the fibroids prior to surgery. The hormone injections stopped my period, but the periods came back exactly as they should have after the last injection

    4. I did feel a bit tired and walked slower during the 6 weeks up to healing, but I remember feeling that it was all normal. I went back to work after 6 weeks as recommended by the doctors

    If you're concerned I would recommend going to your G.P. just to ease your mind at least. It all seems normal to me, but you would know what feels normal for you and you have an idea of your body.

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    Hello, I think giving yourself the 6 weeks of healing time is important. Now that I am 5 months post op, my stomach has flattened out (light exercise does help), I have feeling sensation along the incision, and your body is definitely tired during the recovery. It's a major procedure and like any, it's going to take some time to heal. My period returned after the first month but I just think it's important to monitor your body and if anything feels out of the ordinary, talk to your doc.

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      Thank you do.much Eeka. Now that I am 7 weeks post op I feel a lot better.

      -I got my periods in May,not much change has happened I'll monitor the month ofJune.

      • Got my posture back
      • tummy has flattened,still think it can deflate more because before fibroids it was flatter than this. Still feel gassy some days but I drink peppermint tea for that before bed at night.
      • on the 1st of May I want to my gp as i had developed pain on my waist (right side) which resulted me in not being able to walk properly but he said it was normal after an op it will go away and he was surprised that I haven't fully healed and he said I'm still fragile in the inside I should still take things easy.

      21st May (Tuesday) is my last check up at the gyne.

      All in all it does get better ladies,all we need after the op is rest,rest, rest. 🌻

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