Stomach like a beer belly after colon cancer surgery

Posted by nannytart @nannytart, Sep 8, 2016

in november i had 12" of my colon stomach is like a beer belly. is this normal

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Chateau, I can imagine that the swollen belly is worrisome. But as you said, it is very early days only 5 days post surgery. There's still a lot of gas in your abdomen from the surgery I should think.

Have you inquired about lymphatic massage already?

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Hello, I haven’t had the massage yet and haven’t been offered one. I wonder where I can get one. I will ask my surgeon and report back. Thanks for the encouragement!

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