Has anyone experienced swelling of the stomach after liver donation?

Posted by bugersone @bugersone, May 9, 2022

Has anyone experienced swelling of the stomach after liver donation? It's been 8 months since I donated my liver to my dad and my stomach is huge. I've never had a big stomach. I'm desperate to hear about people post donation. I feel like its often oversimplified and it hasn't been easy for me. Anyone else?

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@bugersone, Welcome to Connect. I am sorry to read that you are having some difficulties after your partial liver donation.
You write that it has been 8 months since you donated part of your liver to your dad. As a recipient, I'm not familiar with living donation and so I had to look for some information. I read that "You'll likely need to return to your transplant center for follow-up care, tests and monitoring several times after your surgery. Transplant centers are required to submit follow-up data at six months, 12 months and 24 months after donation. Your local health care provider may conduct your laboratory tests one and two years after your kidney or liver surgery." https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/living-donor-transplant/about/pac-20384787
@rebekahinvt, @lwilkey, I wonder if you have had any stomach swelling after your living liver donation? Do you have any suggestions to share?

@bugersone, Have you discussed this with your transplant surgeon? Are you experiencing any pain? When will you be having a follow-up appointment?

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