Swelling after surgery

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Hi......had my cyst, ovaries and tubes removed 2 weeks ago......large scar on bikini line......I a doing as little as possible, but am getting about.......not sure if it's my imagination but if I do go for a walk or do anything I feel like my stomach swells up.......anyone experienced this?

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    Hi mandy

    my stomach was swollen for weeks

    youve had a lot done and things re shuffle inside, just take it easy it will get better in time


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    I think it depends what you have had done, how they have done it, whether any scar tissue from previous ops etc

    im almost 14 weeks and have had slow recovery, but my scar vertical (previous horizontal for hysterectomy some years back).  Had scar tissue from that op on my bladder and bowels which had to be dealt with before they could get to ovaries and they also took my omentum. Others have straight forward, don't need vertical cut and have no scarring . So everyone diff, some ladies on here are fine after few weeks. 


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    Laparoscopy I believe is a much quicker recovery as keyhole instead of a big cut so I do think recovery is a couple of weeks, you will still have to take it easy I should imagine. I'm sure if you look on this site there will be loads of ladies with good advice for surgery done this way x
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