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06-23-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
JenniLenni
 
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Post Surgery Bloat?

I've had two previous bowel resections, both done open surgery. Last Thursday, I had a third resection done laparoscopically.

My stomach is still very bloated - I look and feel 6 months pregnant. (I even have stretch marks from the bloat!) Nurses and doc didn't seem concerned because I am passing gas.

Any one else remember being this bloated post op? How long did it take to de-bloat?


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Diagnosed with Crohn's: 1995, symptom onset 1993
Surgeries/Procedures:
-Dilation at terminal ileum - April 2015
-Bowel resections at terminal ileum - 1997, 2010, (& planning 2015)
-Emergency c-section - 2008
-Exploratory Lap - 2009 to remove scar tissue
-Emergency appendectomy from appendix ruptured - 1996
Current Medications: Asacol, Imuran
Previous Medications: Flagyl, Bentyl, Prednisone, Pentasa, IV steroids, Remicade
06-25-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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Yep. Can't remember quite how long it took to go down,but it was at least a couple of weeks.
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10-31-2015, 11:34 PM   #3
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Hello Jenni, I'm going through a similar case. How was you evolution? It would be very useful for me to know it since I'm still hospitalized and I won't go away until the bloat fades away...

Thank you!
11-02-2015, 04:45 AM   #4
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Hi the bloating is partly due to the fact that you have been messed around with internaly n your body can bloat to create a space of air to cushion it from accidentlal pressure from external forces ie knocks n bangs.Or so i have been led to believe. It will go down in time . Also the insides will be somewhat swollen which adds to the swollen tummy look.
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11-02-2015, 05:22 AM   #5
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I think they blow air into your abdomen as part of the laparascopic procedure to create a bit more working room, obviously. That's what I was told anyway.
11-02-2015, 06:09 AM   #6
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I think they blow air into your abdomen as part of the laparascopic procedure to create a bit more working room, obviously. That's what I was told anyway.
oh ye that too ....
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