After laparoscopy, pain, what is normal?

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Hello, I had a laparoscopic myomectomy 6 days ago at St Guy's hospital with Dr Khalaf and i am in severe pain in my left side and have exceptionally sore incisions around and above it with swelling and leaking fluid from my belly button and the largest one. Is this normal? How long after the operation the pain will stop?  I also have a numb leg and a sharp pain in my left side hip and across the pelvic/abdomen and I feel cold. I have called the hospital and the duty nurse said is normal. I am taking tramadol but dosent help sad

Any advice please? 

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    Hi Suna I am sorry to hear you are not well and I don't think your symptoms are normal but I may be wrong. If continue go to a and e

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    Hi Suna, 

    I'm so sorry you are going through this. I would go to A&E, after 6 days or a week that doesn't sound normal to me, my personal opinion. 

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    Hallo suna, sorry to hear about this happening to you. I had the same laparoscopic but was feeling better after 3days no skin pain or swollen parts. I still think you do have to visit your doctor again for a proper control before it gets out of hand.

    All the best dear and stay healthy.

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    ended up calling the ambulance yesterday due to severe pain and currently in hospital. Apparently the bleeding and swelling were caused by the fluid in my uterus,the catheter was removed too soon so now having another one inserted again. My belly button is infected so antibiotics and strong painkillers, and the numbness in my leg still here. I am beginning to wonder if I have done the right thing by having the surgery as I have no improvement at all, is worse actually.sad Thank you everyone for your replays. 
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      So sorry this has happened, glad you are in safe hands now. That duty nurse you first mentioned was negligent. From reading a lot of women's experiences apparently the vaginal bleeding will get a little worse before it will get better. 

      Stay strong, wishing you A speedy recovery

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