severe stomach swelling after gall bladder surgury
I had severe stomach pain for about two months due to gall stones, had gall bladder removed and now my stomach is severly bloated. I haven't gained any weight , but my stomach just keeps getting bigger. It feels like I'm going to pop. What is going on? I had some swelling before the surgury but now it's really bad. I'm in pants two sizes bigger and they are too tight. It has been only about four days since my gall bladder has been removed. I do have some stomach pain, kind of like a stomach ache, but no other symptoms. Can anyone tell me what is causing all this swelling in my stomach?
Charliem, in order to keep the surgical field clear and be able to see the gallbladder and other organs, you're pumped full of a gas during surgery to inflate the area. It's possible not all of the gas has been 'out-gassed' yet, so give it time. It's not unusual to feel 'stuffed' after surgery, due to both the gas and the healing process. It's going to take a couple of weeks before your system starts to get back to normal.
I had my gallbladder removed 3 months ago and I'm still swollen. I haven't gained weight, but I'm up 2-3 sizes in clothes..I'm miserable. My GI doctor did a test about 2 months ago and found out I had an infection in my small intestine..I took all the prescribed meds but nothing has changed. Does anyone know what this could be? I'm sooo miserable..
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