Just open hernia surgery and was just wondering how long it's going to take before all the abdominal bloating will go away? Does anyone have any experience with this? I had surgery two days ago and so far have avoide taking anything stronger than ibuprofen for pain and it hasn't been too bad. I've had a dull headache and a slight fever. The bloated belly and swollen testicles are the things that bother the most. Any feedback on these two specific side effects would be very much appreciated.
The swollen sack is something everyone deals with. It will go down but it takes time. I'm 10 weeks post-op and my right nut area is still about 2x the size of the left but I don't really feel it. Fluid build up is all.
The bloated belly might be from constipation as rph60 alluded. I couldn't take a dump for the first 4-5 days. Miralax is your friend. And listen to rph60 as he's a doc that performs these surgeries.
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