Very sore numb swollen tummy 4 months on

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Is it normal to still have a swollen, numb and pretty sore (stinging) tummy 4 months after a TAH and BSO.

Have also been sick tonight for first time since before operation on 22nd April.


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    Don't think the being sick would be anything to do with the operation, Susie.

    As to the swollen belly, I have read on here that it can last for a few months. The numbness is where they upset the nerves when they cut through your tummy.

    Hope someone with actual experience can swing by and help you out. I am only 5 weeks on, and still numb and sore. x

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    Hi Susie. My op was same as you but done on 1st April. 

    Yes the tummy swelling I think can go on for over 6 months. The numbness I think will last for years. I occasionally have stinging but not often. 

    The sickness however seems strange. I don't think connected to your op. Are you on hrt?  

    Lee x

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    Hi Susie

    I had an TAH back in 2004 .. I have to agree with Poppy 49 it takes many years fo the body to heal.  Your suture line hopefully has healed by now.. Make sure you don't have a temperature.. If so check with your GP.. You will have internal stitches as well which will take at a year to heal internally. The stitch site will feel numb for several years and discolour.. It's taken me 10 yrs to get back to my self again although I now suffer anxiety which I didn't before... I was put on tibalone for 6 yrs post op to get me through the Menopause. Best thing I ever did I have to say.. 

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    Hi Susie. I had a full abdominal hysterectomy on the 19th May this year. I haven't felt sick or been sick since the op. The numbness I had for a few weeks and it felt like I had a large urnia above the scar but that as now gone. My surgeon said it would take up to 12 months for the swelling to go down. I have days when I look 7 months pregnant and days where my tummy is completely flat. It takes some a longer period of weeks and months to recover. I returned to work after 5 and half weeks off and felt great. I have really bad hot flushes but even though I'm 45 I am unable to have hrt due to the history of breast cancer in my family. I would see your GP with regards to being sick. Hope you feel better soon. Karen xx
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