• Fullness in abdomen after tram flap surgery

    Asked by Valentinegirl on Monday, June 3, 2013

    Fullness in abdomen after tram flap surgery

    I had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery with a tram flap one year ago. After the surgery, I felt bloating/fullness in my lower abdomen for a few months. My surgeon said that some women experience this for a good while post surgery. It went away, but then this feeling returned about a month ago. Have other women who have had this procedure had this experience? How long did this last? Again, it has been a year since surgery. Thanks!

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Benge's Avatar

      Sorry you have to go through this. I haven't experienced it, but I would get a second opinion, specially if you still have your ovaries/uterus. I'm debating having mine removed, because of breast cancer being related to ovarian cancer.

      over 3 years ago
    • savingrace's Avatar

      I had my reconstruction six years ago and still experience the full feeling from time to time. Sometimes I go for a long time and feel completely fine, then other times I feel like I have eaten 3 Whopper Combo Meals. One doctor said it was stretched muscles because that type of surgery almost restructures your whole stomach area. Because I don't feel that way all the time, I haven't checked deeper into it but I am thinking about having another opinion, maybe you should also. Wish you (us) well.

      over 3 years ago

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