• Do you feel your organs readjusting or moving after surgery?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Monday, August 20, 2012

    Do you feel your organs readjusting or moving after surgery?

    I'm thinking there will be more space in there. Will I feel things moving around?

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • TheEvilyn8's Avatar

      Hello there. I had my upper lobe from my left lung removed and yes I can feel the difference. The voids have to be filled as far as I'm concerned. My surgeon and doctors say the space eventually will be filled by the rest of whats left of my healthy lung. My ability to breathe like everyone else is the same, but when it comes to exercise and any type of aerobic activity like dancing...I pucker out quick. Good luck. FIGHTS ON!

      over 8 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      I had part of my colon removed on my left side. Initially I felt like it was empty and I did occasionally feel like things were moving around. It was painless and 6 months later, I don't even notice it any longer. I was hoping the space would help my tummy be flatter but no such luck!

      over 8 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I didn't. I had a 39 lb tumor removed... My right ovary gone wild, so to speak. Ovarian Cancer Stage IIIC. This was almost seven years ago. I must admit my non elastic slacks fit again... and I recognized myself again. I think it's a lot like have a 9 lb baby. I didn't feel things moving after they were born either. Cheryl, ask God to take your hand and lead you through this to where he wants you to be.

      over 8 years ago
    • lovessnow's Avatar

      My surgeon said he lifted and checked every organ while he was in there for the hysterectomy so, yes, I when I stood the first couple of times after surgery it did feel like all my organs sort of slid into the empty places. It was a weird feeling but not painful. Just different. After that first couple of times I haven't felt anything any different. Good luck. FIGHT!

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I had a radical hysterectomy. After the surgery I had to hold my belly when I walked or else it felt like my organs would fall out. :) Little by little that feeling went away.

      over 8 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      Asked my surgeon this question. She said the amount taken out would not be much and the intestines would fill in the space.

      over 8 years ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar

      I haven't thought about this in a very long time, however, after having part of my colon removed due to colon cancer, when I had gas gurgling in my intestines, it was in a totally different location! Instead of it being in my belly/gut area, it was in my middle-lower back. I even told my oncologist about that and he listened for the gurgling back there, but couldn't hear it. It has since moved to the normal location, but it was quite amusing to feel the gurgling coming from a totally different location than it had been my entire life...and also fearing that a person behind me would hear it and think it was coming from a different location!

      over 8 years ago

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