Distended Stomach and Scar Tissue
Thanks for your question and I am sorry for your current
situation.In my mind, it sounds like
you might be experiencing two different things:Difficulty eating and distentia.This needs to be investigated away from the TRAM flap.If there is a bulge or hernia, it could be
causing these symptoms.I would
recommend an examination by your surgeon to make sure you don’t have a bulge or
hernia.If this is the case, then they
can examine whether these are in fact leading to your symptoms or if something
else entirely is going on.I hope this
is helpful.Best of luck!
The first step is to get seen and examined by your surgeon or one familiar with the procedure(s) associated with reconstruction using lower abdominal tissue. On exam if there is a a finding consistent with a defect in the singing over the muscle I would obtain a Cat Scan to evaluate the entire area. If the there is an indication there is a separation of the fascial lining over the muscle then options can be discussed.
I think that you may need a diagnostic test to determine if there is a hernia, fluid collection, etc.. in the abdominal wall. Best of luck.
Any medical diagnosis will need
History and physical examination
the right doctor and specialty
Then one can make a medical diagnosis
Based on the limited information given the differential diagnosis is any thing but simple
Thank you for sharing your question. After tram surgery bulges and hernias of The abdominal wall can happen. This is what you're referring to as distention. The bulge and the scar tissue can be fixed to correct the deformity. Good luck and I hope this Helps.