10 months ago, I had to have emergency surgery after a colon rupture from a colonoscopy. I had 8 inches of my colon removed as well as my appendix and 3 lymph nodes. I never had abdominal swelling before this operation. It started to swell about 2 months after the surgery. Since then, I look about 7 months pregnant and my upper abdomen is much harder and larger than my lower abdomen. There is no pain involved. I should mention that all my life I have had a mildly swollen left foot that goes down after a nights rest. The doctor has diagnosed that as venous insufficiency. However, now I am wondering if I have mild lymphedema that also involves my abdomen after the surgery. I have no pitting edema in my stomach area. My whole abdomen is larger-much too large for my frame/weight. My doctors say it is nothing... Any suggestions/comments? Thanks for your help.