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3 days after tummy tuck . a few questions

  • ArturoB
  • Plano, TX
  • 3 years ago

I had my tummy tuck 3 days ago. Apparently all went well. I'm in absolutely no pain from the surgery. There are three  things bothering me, though. First is a numbness at the left tight. Depending how I move I feel a deep pain at this same tight. At the hospital the doctor said it might be caused by the anesthesia needle hitting some nerve. Yesterday, when I changed the bandages I've noticed it was pressing a nerve at the top of my leg which was causing the pain in my tight. Have any of you gone through something like that? Will it go away? Also since the beginning of day 2 my groin was swelling a big deal but today it's pretty worse. My scrotum is almost black. I've called the doctor and he said it's normal, but I doesn't look good. Finally, the first day I came home I went to the bathroom but couldn't urinate. I returned to the bed, and felt bad in the way. I've decided to sit and then I blacked out, urinated myself and woke up 3 minutes later. Doctor said it was due to getting up to fast causing my pressure to drop. Have any of you experienced something like this before?

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Arturo, I had the same thing happen day 2 post-op male tummy tuck. Got up too fast to pee, passed out (twisting my right ankle badly when I fell) and thought I'd done major damage because I had a black grapefruit where my testicles used to be. The doctor said that's completely normal, especially for male tucks with only 1 drain. Five days on, still waiting for the swelling to go down.
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Just to give a feedback.

The huge scrotum swaling has gone 4 to 5 days after the surgery. The blackness tooke some more days to go.

Everything is back to normal now.

So if you're going through the same fears, you can chill.
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A male tummy tucker, you're a rarity around here, but we welcome you! I have heard of other Real Self users feeling dizzy after getting up. Hopefully this is just what you experienced. Did you mention your black scrotum to your doctor? That sounds like something her or she should hear about. Stay in close touch with your doctor through this. He's going to give you the best guidance since he knows you and your medical history.

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I did, and he said it was normal. Actually it's getting back to normal now.

It's pretty scary, though.