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Bulge in upper ab after FTT

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Bulge in upper ab after FTT

Postby dkh1971 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:36 pm

When I was around 3 weeks post-op, I noticed bulge in my upper abs on the right side. At the time, my PS dismissed it as swelling and then said the muscles might be stretching, but that was normal. Early on I was advised to massage the area. Fast forward to 5 1/2 months post-op and the bulge is still there and seems to be elongating into a vertical bulge down to the right of my BB. It's tender to the touch.

When I suck in my tummy, it's hard to see, but when it's at ease it's more noticeable. I can feel the bulge when lying flat. it feels like a muscle. At my last appointment, my PS said it could be fatty deposits or scar tissue and again, I was told to massage. I can't get a straight answer. I asked if it could be a hernia and she said "No."

I added a few pictures to my album. Looking at the pictures, I can see the start of this in the day 17 picture. Is it possible it might be fibrous scar tissue?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby Dr.Hochstein » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:01 am

It is very hard to see from your pictures. It sounds like you may have developed a fluid collection which has turned into some scar tissue but from the pictures it looks minimal. Did your surgeon ever try to tap it with a needle?

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