Complications 5 Months Post Mini Tummy Tuck
I am sorry for your current struggles. It sounds like you have multiple issues going
on here and each one has examined and investigated in a different way. The bleeding may not have much to do with the
surgery because it happened so far after the actual procedure. Early bleeding after surgery can happen and
is usually due to the stress of the surgery.
But this far out of surgery, one would have to consider different
reasons. The GI symptoms have to be
investigated with proper endoscopy or possibly a CT scan just to make sure
nothing else is going on. With so many
variables, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what is going on. I recommend follow up with your surgeon and
primary care doctor for proper referral and diagnosis. I wish you the best with the resolution of
Post Mini TT with problems
Your uterus and bladder are intra-abdominal organs and mini tummy tucks do not go inside the abdomen. If something inadvertently went wrong you would have had symptoms before this. Sometimes major surgery can cause changes in your hormone levels which could be the cause of this. I would revisit the issue with your GYN.
If your symptoms started immediately after the tummy tuck, they may be related to the surgery. If your symptoms started 5 months after the surgery, you should look for another cause. It is very unusual to even see the bowel, bladder, uterus, during a tummy tuck (especially a mini) unless large hernias are being fixed at the same time. Perhaps a uro-gynecologist could sort this out for you. Look for one in your area. Best of luck.
Sorry for your problems, however without pictures or physical examination it is impossible to even start to guess about what is going on with you.
The best that I can come up with , based on your story, is to consult with a urologist and gastroenterologist, to find out what is causing your urinary and bowel problems.
It will be interesting to get from you the theory of your surgeon (which I hope is board certified plastic surgeon) , as to the cause of your signs and symptoms.
I wish you all the best and speedy recovery,