Been feeling bloated in my stomach since surgery. I'm 3 days post op. Still pretty swollen up top like normal. Actually wouldn't feel that bad if I didn't have this bloated feeling. Is there something that will help? I already have been using laxitives.
Is It Normal to Feel a Bloated in Stomach After Breast Aug?
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Bloating After Breast Augmentation
Bloating after Breast Augmentation
It could be the effects of the anesthesia medications or your postop pain medications. Narcotics can slow down your bowels producing that bloating feeling. It can also delay bowel movements. You shoudl not need any narcotic pain medications very soon. Keep walking. This shall pass.
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While I can not say specifically why you feel bloated without further info and an exam, most of my patients feel bloated initially because of pain medication which slows their go tract and consitpates them.
Bloating after Breast Aug
Its not unusual to feel bloated after surgery. If you are constipated this certainly could account for your feeling this way. Many patients also get some swelling in their abdomen presumably from the breast swelling being pulled down into the abdomen by gravity. If this is what is happening then it should resolve soon. If laxatives do not work for you then contact your doctor to discuss before the problem worsens.
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