swollen belly

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Hi there I had a hysterectomy on 7th Jan ovaries left keyhole surgery everything went fantastic speedy recovery back at work 6 weeks post op but every couple of weeks my belly seems to swell up I look about 6mths pregnant do any of you ladies have this problem and what can I do please any advice would be great x

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    Hi Linda

    i had my TAH with ovaries removed on 1st April 

    I am the same. I mentioned it to my doctor and she said it could take up to a year for all the internal healing to happen. I am now 11 weeks post op and some nights my belly looks huge. 

    Im hoping when I start to exercise it will reduce but my tummy is still really tender. 

    Im hoping time will help and it will reduce soo.  

    lee x

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      Thanks poppy l thought it was just me have put on a little bit of weight since op and have packed in smoking a year ago but when it comes on looks like I've been pigging out all day and truth is l haven't hardly eaten because I'm so uncomfortable it's so annoying but on the plus side never felt better really if you get my drift lol x
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      I k ow exactly what you mean. 

      I feel great as haven't bled since 1st April 

      first time in years I have not been anaemic. 

      But none of my clothes fit. 

      I bought a bigger pair of trousers to see me through. Today I had in leggings and a big top. People comment on how well I look but I feel bloated. 

      I'm not going to let it get me down though   

      I know it will reduce in future. 

      Lee x

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      Hi Lee,

      I feel exactly the same as you.Losing a 6lb fibroid got me excited to think how much slimmer I would feel.It did for a week but now I have been disheartened.The trouble is now I am back to work I am sitting on a till and I did more walking when I was off

       

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      Lol you sound just like me so glad my heavy bleeds have stopped and don't look like death warmed up anymore now just need to ditch the leggings get push up bras back on and bobs yer uncle x
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    I had TAH & BSO 23 March I still have swollen belly I've 2 to 3 stone of my weight. I did read it can take upto 12 months to go down 
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    I'm 6 months post op and the 'swelly belly' is getting better, though it still happens if I lift anything too heavy and I'm talking huge plant pot with compost in (hubby went daft!)biggrin.

    IT DOES GET BETTER WITH TIME I PROMISE wink

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      I did something stupid again yesterday, I never learn, picked up 2 small bags of compost without thinking and my poor old tum complained bitterly, had to go to bed early, will take it easy today though..........promise. 😊
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