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Bloating After Laparoscopy, Is It Common?

NancyArnold
NancyArnold

Hi - I’m new here. I wondered if anyone has experience of a laparoscopy to removed Endometriosis. I had it 4 weeks ago and I’m still really bloated. Is that common? Thanks in advance.

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Hi I had mine 2 weeks ago and I’m still really bloated, so I’m also wondering how long it last for as I look about 5 months pregnant. How are you feeling in general? X

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to Cazywazy

Thanks for replying. I’m doing ok, just wondering if this bloating will go away as it’s been 4 weeks now. Like you I also feel and look like I’m pregnant. For the first 3 weeks I did do a lot of comfort eating but have been eating healthier these past two weeks and disappointed that bloating doesn’t seem to be shifting!

How are you feeling? 😻

Cazywazy
Cazywazy in reply to NancyArnold

Hi Nancy I’m still quite uncomfortable I’m not sure if that’s due to the Mirena coil that was fitted when I was in surgery and I’ve been bleeding everyday since. Are you still getting pain? When did you start to feel better?

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to Cazywazy

Hi, I was pretty uncomfortable around the whole area for about 2 and a half weeks, then started to feel a bit better. I was keen to get out and about and probably over exerted myself and could feel it exacerbated my abdominal area and it became v tender. So have been taking it easy.

I also got the merina coil put in at the time. No bleeding for me though. I’ve just had my first period since the op and the cramps seemed just as bad, as well as having no energy. But only lasted 5 days. I’ll need to give it a few months I think to see what’s what.

So overall I guess I’m definitely feeling better, except the bloated ness is really getting me down.

Just take it easy and be good to yourself xx

Cazywazy
Cazywazy in reply to NancyArnold

Thanks for your reply, I’m really hoping the pain calms down soon.

Have you tried going gluten free I think that might be my next step. I’ve heard it can really help with the inflammation.

Take care x

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to Cazywazy

Hi - I really hope you feel better soon. I never thought about gluten free. Will look into it. Take care xx

Aghl
Aghl in reply to NancyArnold

I had my op 1 week today. I was feeling fab until saturday when I done some washing and since then I have been in pain. Doc signed me off for 2 weeks but said it could take up to 6. I then mentioned to work that I could cover month end at home and after a few hours I am in agony. I am only sitting down on sofa with a laptop on my knee. But you really do take for granted what your body is trying to tell u. On day one I had a large clot come away but since then it has been a trickle which I found became redder when I over do. I was originally told I would only need a week off work...

It can last weeks guys just make sure you rest

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to dixxx

Thanks for replying. Appreciate it😻

Hi Nancy, I had my lap on 11th May and I am still bloated and in pain 😔. I did go back to work really early though so I think my recovery is going to take longer than expected. Do make sure you rest plenty even when you start to feel better ☺️

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to Asiyahc

Thanks for replying. It’s really helpful to hear of other folks experience. I hope you feel better soon x

Have u tried mint tea... I have been drinking at least 2 a day. I have a little wind about an hour after.... I have also ate less but on a more regular basis smaller portions. I not really felt bloated but have felt like my knickers are strangling me. I have 3 wholes incl belly button.. if I wear big girl pants it strangled my belly button if I wear lower ones it stangles the lower insition I just cant win...

NancyArnold
NancyArnold in reply to Aghl

I’ll give mint tea a try. I know what you mean about your pants. I didn’t wear any for days and the just bought xxl ones! I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for replying x

I seen nurse today to check my stitches and she suggested you know the hold me in pant lol... I might give that a try as well, as she said it will give some additional support and compression type thing.. She also said no washing carrying as it will take 3 months for the internal muscles etc to heal fully. While u think u r ok from the outside you insides are not...light duties no bending and stretching for at least first two weeks

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