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Swellling above incision line 5weeks post op TT

  • Achilds
  • Frankfort, KY
  • 2 years ago

I am feeling like a freak at this point...:-(  After  my surgery, my tummy was flat and I was happy but now I have this awful swelling above the incision so I look worse than before almost!  I'm told this is not a sernoma (sp) but could be lymphatic drainage build up because it gets worse as I am up all day on my feet.  I am doing massage, but it is not getting better.  The skin is flat below the incision but bulges out all along the incision line directly above.  It started this on one side and progressively got worse.  Does anyone else have anything like this going on?  Will it go away? 

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Hi, don't worry it is normal. I am 5 1/2 weeks post op and having the same thing. It is just normal swelling as long as your doctor said it isn't a seroma then it is ok. It will be like that for a while from what I am hearing about the swelling. This is the last place for the swelling to go away and it can take months even up to a year for all swelling to go away. From all that I have read the swelling seams to get better from hips and upper ab and works its way toward the center of the stomach. You are probably more active too so swelling will get worse when you are more active. I hope this has put your mind at ease! ;-)