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deejean123 (@deejean123)

stomach swelling after liver transplant four years ago

Transplants | Last Active: Mar 20 7:46pm | Replies (23)

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@lvowell

I had a liver and kidney transplant 10/24/20. I have the same symptoms as you described. I had a cat and it shows fluid, but prescribed diuretics rather than drain. My right side has eased up, but my stomach is way bloated especially under belly button. I also don’t sleep well at all.

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@lvowell, Welcome to Mayo Connect and a Congratulations on your liver and kidney transplant. I see that today marks 2 months since your transplant surgery, so I think it is safe to say that your body is still getting adjusted to the new medications and the new organs.

It sounds like you are saying that the diuretics have reduced the fluid accumulation/swelling in the right side of your abdomen.
But what about the bloating – Have your doctors said if this is related to the fluid retention? Or is it a digestive issue related to bowels or new foods that you are reintroducing to your diet? Constipation can be a problem for us after transplant because of our activity level and also because of the medications that we must take. I had my liver and kidney transplant in 2009, and I do remember a different abdominal pain as I healed and as I began to get more active. I later learned that my pain was attributed to scar tissue and to my increased physical activity. In that situation, I was advised to go easy and to gradually increase my activity level. It gave me peace of mind to know that I was okay and as I increased my exercise and walking, the pain diminished as did my irregularity and constipation.

Are you running a temperature? Have you mentioned the pain to your transplant team?

lvowell, I have a discussion to share with you where you can join the conversation and ask your question so that other new transplant recipients will see it. Post Transplant Surgery and Early Recovery: What's normal?
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-liver-transplant/