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4 years after tummy tuck...swollen/bloating/pain
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4 years after tummy tuck...swollen/bloating/pain

I had an 8 hour tummy tuck and hip/inner thigh lipo operation 9-04.  Got pregnant 5-05, only gained 19 lbs due to how tight I was...Ever since the sugery, I get extremely bloated and swollen in the ab area.  It doesn't matter if it's fruit, meat, milk, etc.  I feel good in the morning, but after I eat I am so uncomfortable.  I feel like I am always holding my tummy in and it is so uncomforatble. Plus, if I bend over at the waist, I have intese sharp pains in my ab stitch area.  They can actually happen if I am just sitting.  It feels as though something is ripping out my stiches...this still happens after 4 years.  I know there are no stitches left, but could there be a hernia or damage of some sort.  I don't get much sympathy from doctors that I've talked to because it was elective and on the outside everything looks fine.  Help....I am so uncomfortable and have pain when I bend over.  Thanks..
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It is not clear if the discomfort you are experiencing is secondary to the tightening of your abdominal fascia at the time of the original surgery or related to a gastrointestinal problem.  You need to consult with both a plastic surgeon and a gastroenterologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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