hard swollen tummy after

  • natunee
  • BC
  • 3 years ago

I had a full tummy tuck on July 8/11.  Things went great according to my ps.  I am just concerned about my belly now.  Above my incision and below my belly button my belly is rock hard and swollen. More on my right side, looks like a ball under the skin.   I was told that it will go away but I cannot put pants on or nothing because it is so big.  Any thoughts from anyone who might know why or what to do?

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Same exact thing happened to me. Was wondering what your end results were!!! I went to my PS last week and he said it was build up of Lymphatic fluid. But it's so hard!?!?! It's confusing and I'm getting nervous. I hope it goes away. I'm 10 weeks out.
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The involuntary stretches are pretty normal. Mine started around that time and were painful until about 8 weeks. Mine were usually first thing in the a.m. Try to take a deep breath, many have talked about it on the forums so I think you are ok.

Best to talk to your doc about when to start your scar treatment.
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Hi All some advice needed I am 21 days post op and in my sleep last night I really stretched out so painful it woke me up now my upper tummy is really sore do you think I could have done any damage also when do I start using scar cream and what should I buy?
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I had a BL and TT on May 22,2012..I am still very much swollen..I was told the I should get a body shaper ( girdle) and start wearing it..my stomach is hard and It seems like I dont have any feeling in it..I have a dr appt with my PL on tuesday and hope he can relieve me of some of this swelling, like Bonitacara1082, I can't button none of my pants...my breast have went down to a nice is 36C ..I was a 38D before the lift..my results are good TT and BL..its just my swelling on my stomach right below my navel...
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I went to the Dr and it was a seroma (in my case) Which apparently is more common in patients who have a TT after significant weight loss, not just routine TT. My Dr chose to drain it and then inject with sclerosing agents (which apparently isnt FDA approved) and I would NEVER have done again. Draining, yes, most definately, the sclerosing agent injections... heck no, never again!
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I am having the very same issue. I called the Dr.s office today because it literally looks and feels like I swallowed a volleyball. It's hard to the touch. Painful? I wouldn't say PAINFUL... it makes it more difficult to sit down and it feels like more pressure in the area when walking. I can't wear pants either. I see the Dr in the morning and hopefully have good news to report back to you.
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I know it's been years but was wondering what happened in your case?? Same thing with me and hoping it goes away
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My TT was the same day as yours and I have the same exact thing and everybody says is normal and will go away, so I'm just hopping so. Hang in there, we will be beautifull when all this pass.
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Awh sorry to hear ur discomforts. I know we have all gone into this thinking we gonna go in & come out flat & ready to bounce back into the world. But the healing time gives us ups & downs & deforms us until we are healed. Keep up with ur ps on this & I see kimmers provided useful info too. Hang in there - it gets worse before better - that's just healing. Your tummy will look beautiful in no time.
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Here is a link where you will find information from our doctors on the site on lumps after a tummy tuck,  

And one more that may be helpful.

On a side note I had the same thing for a while and found massage helped that area.  

 

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