Had tummy tuck 9 months ago still swelling and pain on the right side below my belly, have a cyst.
Swelling and Pain After Tummy Tuck 9 Months Ago
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Pain after tummy tuck
You probably should not have any significant pain 9 months afte a tummy tuck. You should proably go see your doctor to be evaluated for your pain.
Issues 9 months after tummy tuck
It's not entirely clear what's going on right now, 9 months after your tummy tuck, but it is clear that you should see your plastic surgeon. You may need an additional procedure to address the "cyst" (or whatever it really is).
Swelling and pain 9 months after tummy tuck
It seems that you are fairly confident that you have a cyst but it is difficult to know how you determined this? Was an ultrasound performed. This is very uncommon unless associated with a persistent seroma. This may require surgical treatment
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/body-surgery-chicago/tummy-tuck/
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Chronic Pain after Tummy Tuck
Regarding: "Swelling and Pain After Tummy Tuck 9 Months Ago Had tummy tuck 9 months ago still swelling and pain on the right side below my belly, have a cyst"
I'm sorry for what you are going through but you are not giving us a lot of information to go by. Your outcome is very atypical. The overwhelming majority of people undergoing Tummy Tuck surgery are pain free and back to normal activities LONG before 9 months after surgery.
As regards the cyst, you must have had a diagnostic imaging test (ultrasound or CT scan) to demonstrate it probably in an attempt to explain your pain. It is probably related to a chronic fluid collection but should not cause major discomfort. In the rare cases of permanent pain after Tummy Tuck surgery, the commonest issue may be an entrapped nerve. This requires careful diagnosis and special treatment.
Dr. Peter Aldea
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