I am post tt day 5 and all seems to be going good. When does it stop hurting like holy hell to cough?
Coughing Pain 5 Days Post TT?
Doctor Answers (2)
Coughing and sneezing cause pain after Tummy Tuck
It is normal to feel pain when coughing and sneezing at 5 days post surgery. Your abdominal muscles are under tension already and the entire abdominal tissue is still recovering.
Any movement that increases your intra-abdmoninal pressure will exert pressure over the newly-operated area inducing the pain you have been feeling.
With time and healing progression, pain will subside in general and especially when you cough and sneeze.
Applying a "soft" pillow over your abdomen helps a lot in your situation.
Thank you for your inquiry.
Best of wishes to you.
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