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Coughing Pain 5 Days Post TT?

I am post tt day 5 and all seems to be going good. When does it stop hurting like holy hell to cough?

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Coughing and sneezing cause pain after Tummy Tuck


Dear Tlniki,


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.

Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Coughing and Tummy Tuck


The coughing is increasing the intra-abdominal pressure.  The abdominal wall has been repaired and the coughing is pushing out on the repair causing pain. Try holding a pillow over the area when you cough.

Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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