To the right of my umbilical is more swollen the the left. Do u think I tore my sutures by coughing?
I Am Postoperative Abdominoplasty 7 Days the Day I Had Surgery I Vomited and Had a Few Coughs and Felt Sharp Pains in my Abdomen
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Post Tummy Tuck
What you describe is very normal and a common occurrence. This is ,in general nothing to worry about and will heal just fine. If you cough, put a pillow over your tummy.
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It is not possible to tell without an in person exam, and even that may not be definitive. Be assured, though, that you are not missing any "golden time" for a repair. You will not be harmed by not knowing if sutures are torn or not for a while.
Next visit with your surgeon, discuss this.
Thanks, best wishes for an uneventful recovery.
It’s hard to say without examining you. It’s not likely that a cough could pop a suture. You should talk to your PS and have him feel to see if anything has changed.