11 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy and still swelling

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Hi all

I'm 11 weeks post total abdominal hysterectomy and still have swelling and soreness. Some days I feel worse than I did post op, is anyone else experiencing this or should i be worried? Thank you

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    All totally normal! You'll have good and bad days. I was the same and found that my tummy would swell after a particularly active day. My well woman physio wouldnt see me until 16wks post op as she said she couldn't stress enough how much internal healing is required. I was tols to gently rub the scar (so internal tissue doesn't attach to anything else..and that removing the womb leaves a gap and it takes a while for other internal bits and pieces to re-settle into place. As a runner and active person I was sooooo frustrated by the healing process but I did follow physio advice and healed well and haven't looked back! I was 44 when I had it done. My tum would swell when I had overdone things and I was told that it was a reaction from internal grumblings and inflammation caused by putting too much pressure on the area trying to heal. Good luck with your recovery!

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    this is very normal .yiu have had a lot if work done and will take up to 6 mths to settle down.

    dont be hard on yourself and try to rest when yiu are able.

    this surgery is major and takes a long time to recover from inside. relax it's all normal.x

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      I also went back pretty early. at 2 weeks but I only worked about 3 or 4 hr. at a time for another 2 weeks. I have a desk job so I was able to sit with my feet up. but i was still worried I may have went back too soon as well. I def feel sore around the incision on days I do a lot of moving around. I started exercising at week 6 but light workouts a couple days a week. I only worked out when i felt up to it. but i too am concerned about the soreness. i feel like some days its like I'm at week 4 or 5.(Im 10.5 weeks post op) but i contribute it to doing too much so i take it easy when i feel sore and dont rush it especially the workouts. ( which is killing me!) lol

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