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I had a total hysterectomy in september 2011. I expected to be swollen after the operation but not 4 months later. I look like I'm pregnant and I feel very uncomfortable and most of the time its painful ... it's especially painful to cough. Is this normal. I know there were problems with my surgery ( had to have the hysterectomy because of a fibroid that was growing rapidly and which had come through my cervix , my surgeon said for such a large fibroid, it had not grown on a stalk but it had grown and attatched itself to everything) it took longer than expected and I lost a lot of blood. :(


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replied January 13th, 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Sudden and rapid bloating after few months of surgery is not normal. You should consider visiting your treating gynecologist for follow-up evaluation. You might have to go ahead with investigations to confirm examination findings as well as look for any underlying causes. Treatment as needed (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid all activities that cause elevation of abdominal pressure.
Take care.



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