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Bloating after surgery

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2009
  • 07:14 PM

Last Friday I had an abdominal hernia repair and everything went fine, but the next day, after I could eat again, I started experiencing sharp gas pains and had a distended abdomen. It is now almost an entire week later and my abdomen is still distended.

I have no problem going to the bathroom and yesterday when I woke up my abdomen was almost normal, but within 5 minutes of waking it was swollen again.

I have had general anestesia before when I was in high school and never had any problems. Is this a complication? My blood test taken after surgery did not indicate any kind of hematoma and other than a bloated feeling I feel fine.

Note that I have basically been lying down or walking only around the house since the procedure in the event that might have something to do with it.

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  • I had hernia surgery the last of January and I still have a little swelling. The surgeon said that this is water that will be absorbed by your body after a while. Could take 3 months or more. Nothing to worry about.
    anxious Annie 59 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does it hurt?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
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