Three weeks after vaginal hysterectomy swollen belly

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Hi, I had a total vaginal hysterectomy three weeks ago and been feeling ok, back to walking the school and doing light housework but my belly is really swollen and i feel so tired but can't sleep at night, I was ok the first two weeks. Is this normal?

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    im 6 weeks post vaginal hysterectomy. I was bloated for the first 4 weeks; they pump your belly full of air, and depending on your diet , it may take some time to work itself out. when you go for your 4 week post op, mention it. They may want to check for an infection. Good luck, and I'm glad you are feeling a bit better 😃

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    Hi hun.

    Yes it is. I had mine done in January and i had swoll tummy for months after and im only 81/2 stone.

    A lot has happened in there,pushing,pulling,cutting and stitching.

    It takes 12 mths for complete internal healing.

    Rest easyx

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    Hi hun

    Just to.not confuse ladies. With vaginal hysterectomy there is no air involve d unlike keyhole.

    The reason for swelling is the work thats been done in the pelvic area.

    The tummy swells up due to being on feet to.long also.


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    Hi Paula, You could be doing a bit more than you should. concerning the bloating I realised after my surgery that squeezing one full lemon and mixing with warm water and drinking every morning before meal really helped me with that. perhaps it will help you too.

    All the best with your recovery!

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