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Why does my tummy feel and look bloated.

  • batgirlm
  • El Mirage, AZ
  • 1 year ago

I am 12 days post op from breast reduction and my tummy feels and looks bloated.  The nurse said it's normal, but WHY is this normal?  Anyone? :)

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I am 6 days post-op. I weighed 123 before surgery and I weighed 133 the next day. I look like a 6months pregnant. How does a person gain 10 pounds when I had 4 pounds removed?
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I'm 16 days post surgery and I still have slight bruising in my torso and a couple of areas of my stomach are still a bit tender to the touch. The doc said that the bruising happens in some people but not all. I asked about the tenderness and he didn't really seemed concerned. I think my belly still looks bloated but I also figure that I can just see it better without the giant boobs and probably put on a couple of pounds sitting around doing nothing for a week. :)
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i'm 6 days post op, just had first post op visit today and as i was looking in mirror once we got home i thought my stomach looked way bloated compared to before, too. but scale shows me down several pounds so i'm hoping this will just be a temporary effect of surgery/anesthesia/fluids and relative inactivity.... (and not just being able to see it better :-(
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I don't know the medical reason, but I definately felt the same way. I think they pump you full of so much fluids, plus the anesthesia and the pain killers all affect your system. I drank a ton of water and took a laxative with every percocet that I took. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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