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2 year after Tummy Tuck problems

2 year after Tummy Tuck problems

Postby Karen1955 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:14 pm

Was wondering if anyone has had any of these problems a couple of years or possibly sooner after a tummy tuck. First of all, I still have numbness from just below the belly bottom down. I have recently been feeling a discomfort to the right of my belly bottom, when I touch there I don't feel any type of growth or lumps, but if I turn just right or raise my hands above my head I feel a strange sensation, almost like a knot or something pulling inside. There is no pain, but just a discomfort/strange sensation. Was not sure if this my be a hernia developing or maybe adhesions...just thought I would throw the question out to anyone that may have experieced any similar symtoms...

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Postby bohogirl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:24 pm

I've heard the numbness can stay around for a while, years; and may not all go away. I'l take numb over my old saggy tummy :)
The other thing you describe may just be scar tissue, check with your PS if you are worried.
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Postby Mommy2Four » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:41 pm

I haven't had my TT yet, but I've had the numbness after my c-sections.
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Postby jennper » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:14 pm

I haven't had my tt yet but I was numb for 3 - 4 yrs after my c section. The numb area will eventually feel smaller and smaller and then you will all of a sudden remember that you were numb and now you are not. it does come back though.
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Postby BellRose » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:29 pm

Karen, it's been two years, two months and I'm still quite numb below the BB. I don't think it's ever going to change either. I'm sorry I don't know what the other problem could be. I've had no issues like that.

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Postby hanomom » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:14 am

I'm no doc, but the pulling sensation sounds like adhesions--very common after any abdominal surgery--in fact, they can show up many years later. Unless they are constricting the bowel or causing extreme discomfort, they are usually left alone. The surgery to remove the adhesions can cause new ones to form. I'd check with your doc.

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Postby peanut45 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:34 am


It has been 17 months since my surgery and I still have some numbness too. I also get some strange pulling sensations directly below my scar. I have a small vertical scar from my old belly button and my PS told me it is probably scar tissue.

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Postby iamluvdx2 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:39 am

I am almost a yr. and I sitll have quite a bit of numbness. Also, some funny tightness on my right side, sort of deep very once in a while. I'm still lovin' it though!
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