I just had a laparotomy this past Wednesday and stayed in the hospital one night and most of the next day. I was under for about 5 hours-longer than they said I was going to be under. At any rate, I have horrible bruising on my right labia majora and swelling on both. Has anyone else experienced that? Were the doctors/nurses just being reckless with a machine? Why do my lips look like testes!?
I actually experienced this with 2 out of 3 of my surgeries. My doctor(s) said it was completely normal to bruise/swell because they were in there doing a lot. Neither of them seemed to be worried though I clearly was (each time). And...the bruising and swelling went away completely in about 2 weeks. But if you're still unsure, or notice that its not getting better...you could always call and make sure.
I did read that they sometimes have to insert something in that area? I am not sure what and can't remember why. Oh, it was something to move the uterus if it is in the way? Read more on it, but I would start by calling if it is that bad. Hope you feel better!
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