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I had my appendix taken out 3 months ago. I do a lot of crunches and before surgery, my belly was pretty flat. Since the surgery, I have been doing crunches and sit-ups like crazy, but my belly won't do anything. It's really frustrating and I was wondering if anyone had similar problems? After surgery, I looked like I was 5 months pregnant-now I look like I'm 3 months pregnant! Any suggestions?
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replied February 15th, 2009
Me too!
My appendix ruptured and I was taken out on New Years Day but there were loads of complications so I had a further two surgeries last of which was on 16 Jan.

I was fairly physically fit, ran regularly and was proud to have a flat stomach!! Someone offered me their seat on the tube the other day thinking I was pregnant - I walk with my hand guarding my tummy! I wasn't complaining too much since I got a seat but still!

Have you seen a physio? I saw one on Friday and was advised to not do abdominal exercises for a while and she taught me how to massage my wounds - 5 in all how to reduce scar tissue forming badly. Despite my two stone weight loss the buldge isn't going and isn't going to shake for a while due to the healing and swelling underneath, I suspect the same for you.

Don't push too hard and take it easy. Sometime pain is an indications to stop! =)
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replied April 4th, 2010
i had an abscess that burst and twisted inside. so they decided to take my appendix out in case that was causing the problem and that was nearly 3 months ago. i look like i have an alien growing out the side of my tummy and i hate it. as i have allways done sit-ups and rode my bike whenever, but i know things take time and will have to bear with it. at least one thing i`m still here to tell the tale.
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