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Still bloated and feeling very chubby!

Hi Everyone!

I hope someone will be able to shed some light on my forever expanding stomach! I am 23 and had laparoscopic surgery to remove a 7-8cm dermoid cyst from my right ovary on the 1st April this year. Everything went great and I seem to be one of the lucky ones who recovered really quickly and easily.

HOWEVER... Ever since, my stomach has felt huge. Has anyone else's 'swelly belly' taken this long to go down?! I feel like I've put on so much weight but my stomach is completely round and hard and swollen (especially by the end of the day). I feel silly going to the doctors surgery for bloating so if anyone has any suggestions or has been through this as well I'd be so grateful if you could shed some light!

Thank you!
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Welcome to the community. This does not sound normal. I think a trip to the doctor is warranted, either the surgeon or your primary care doctor if you have one. An ultrasound or MRI may reveal the cause of the bloating. It sounds like you do not have any other symptoms - no pain, bladder or bowel issues, menstrual irregularities, etc.?
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Thank you for your reply.

Maybe I should book a doctors appointment then! I have been very lightly bleeding for probably over a month now however this is something that is normal to me as I have always had trouble with my periods since I started, and I also have the implant which can cause long periods of light bleeding/irregular bleeding.

My surgeon did find traces of endometriosis when I had my surgery however I'm not sure if bloating is a symptom of this.
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Many women with endometriosis do complain of bloating. But if you did not have bloating before surgery, then it may be a good idea to have it investigated.
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So it's only been a week since I had laparoscopic surgery to remove a tumor on my right ovary and I'm getting just a little depressed with this gas I'm only 23 and school is about to start back and I'm use to being on the go and I'm wandering how long this gas wii last??
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Welcome to the community. It would seem that the gas should be about over by now. Have you tried taking some gas-x?
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