Is pain normal 6 weeks post op?

  • Lovemykiddos
  • 3 years ago

Hi all, I'm new here but so glad i found this site. My full tummy tuck was six weeks ago.  Altho there is much improvement compared to the first few weeks, I'm surprised by the on-going pain that remains.  Coughing or sneezing causes enough pain to stop me in my tracks.  Anyone else experience this?  My C Section recoveries were so easy and I was able to lift my kids after just 6 weeks.  Based on how I currently feel, I'm nervous that I still won't be ready to lift my little ones at 8 weeks post-op!   Can anyone relate?   Thanks!

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I am 8.5 weeks post-op mini TT with full MR and am still sore. My muscles swell up really bad by the end of the day too:( I hope the swelling/pressure goes away soon!
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I am 5 weeks post op and I feel worst and more pain than I did weeks 3 and 4... I just don't understand! With my c section at least everyday forward is a day FORWARD.... The tummy tick is two days forward, 4 steps back... Ugh.
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I felt the exact same way I felt worse every day even now almost 2 months since I got it done. I still can't workout or anything I just feel so tired all the time and starting to just gain more and more weight in my midsection but I'm trying to walk a lot Still can't wear jeans to uncomfortable
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Pain is normal..Please keep in mind that you had major surgery. You Can work out but start slow. I am 13 months out and I still wear some type of support garment. This keeps the fluid out. It is common for your body to replace space with fluid. Especially if you had liposuction. This surgery removed excess tissue but if you do not change your diet, the fat will go to a different problem area. Take advantage of the surgery by doing planks when you're ready. Hang in there.. Fee
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Thank you I didn't know it would just fill back up:( What kind of garment should I wear?
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I like the all in one girdles. . With elastic waist support. This will encourage your body to have a hourglass figure. I have a hippie body type, so when necessary I wear a calf onesie..The idea is to keep it tight so you won't look loose.
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Thank you
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I am 4 weeks post op tummy tuck and today I noticed my tummy above my belly button seemed bigger/bulgy did anyone else have this? It doesn't feel like my skin is swollen so could I be swelling from inside. My tummy is still sore.
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Im 8 weeks out , i think he pulled me too tight because im getting strech marks the worst is i woke up deaf in my right ear, completely. Still deaf 8 weeks later. Wish i didnt do this
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I am 11 weeks and still have some discomfort when sneezing or coughing. Not pain anymore but it is def not fun to do it. I also have a lot of soreness still.
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I am 4 weeks post op and I was thinking the same Please tell me it gets better or easier
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Hi! U r swollenm my waist was huge untill 8 weeks. Then started shrinking. I started walking straight at 5 weeks. So don't worry. U will be ok. Its SO hard in the beginning. But trust us who tell u, u will shrink.
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When did you start walking and feeling close to normal? I'm getting these weird pains when I get up it feels like a big bulg on my left side by the belly butten is this normal? I'm 10 days post
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I'm glad I found this forum. I am just over 1 week post surgery and I feel pretty good, minus the swelling and pain right in the middle of my belly. I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair (no Lipo) on 11/6/13. Questions for you all out there that went through this: (1) Did your waist expand after the surgery and then shrink? (I'm freaking out that I have gained 2" around my waist, but assuming it's swelling). (2) When were you able to walk straight upright again? (3) Did you experience pain mid-belly one week after your surgery that wasn't there before? My swelling has not gotten worse, so I know it's not a seroma (sp?). Thanks all!
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Hi Amy ... I'm almost six weeks out (I had some lipo with my surgery but didn't need to have the muscles done) 10/8/13. Right though to 5 weeks I often got prolonged sharp pains in the left and right side of my belly. It's happening less frequently now; I assume it's just healing from being peeled like an orange :) I too was about 3" bigger around the waist after surgey and stresed out about it, but now it's down to about 1 1/2" so that too will subside - I've read it could be several months before all of the swelling goes down. I didn't have the muscles done so I was walking upright after 2 weeks (with the compression garment on) though if I don't have my compression garment on I still walk with a bit of a bend because I feel tight. Hope that helps!
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You are awesome, thanks for your comment! Happy healing! I was not supposed to have my muscles done (the surgeon and myself felt my muscles and he didn't think I needed it.). However, when he opened me up he saw that they were MUCH farther apart than he thought. So he went out to the waiting room to discuss it with my mother (my husband was at home with our kiddos). She gave him the go-head. Crazy, huh? So now I'd say that though that my lower back hurts more than the muscle repair :)
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I'm only 3 weeks out and this week is the first week of sharp pains...back has been hurting since day 3
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Remember your muscles were tightened. Thus giving you proper alignment. Try to stand without bending over. And began sleeping flat with assistance getting in and out of bed. As with all comments. .If you are In severe pain consult your physician. This procedure takes time to recover from. Start walking a little for exercise. I hope this helps! Feel better soon.
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I wasn't able to stand straight for 3 weeks. My back was KILLING me too! Totally normal. I hope your pain gets better! It will :-)
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My navel area feels funny when getting out of bed
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I had significant pain in my flanks from Lipo and my abs were still pretty sore at 6 weeks. I am 9 weeks now and just finally feel like I can be hugged without pain.
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Thank u...so swollen still. I miss my old body. I was smaller before this tt
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My Lower belly still swells quite a bit at 9 weeks. Especially if I'm very active. It's normal. You'll get there! Each week gets better and better. There was huge improvement between 6 and 8 weeks for me.
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