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Abdominal bulge after DIEP flap

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belinda64
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Re: Abdominal bulge after DIEP flap

Hi Jilly, thx for replying. Good to "meet" you as it were, I have followed several of your posts.
PS doesn't think there is any fluid, has advised me to leave till next visit in 3 months, he thinks if it is muscle separation, he could do a little op and knit muscles back together. I thought I might try and see a physio and see what they think.
jillybee
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Re: Abdominal bulge after DIEP flap

I would wait until you get definite diagnoses till you get back to gym etc.I had bulge post DIEP,and until I had CT scan all I did was aquarobics and walking.It turned out it was Seroma,capsulated ....so waiting for drainage under ultra sound.However,am now back to Pilates etc.....may be interesting...but are you getting a further Dx?
belinda64
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Abdominal bulge after DIEP flap

Hello Ladies

I am 3 1/2 months on from unilateral MX and diep flap.

Everything is fine apart from the fact that I still have a bulge on the right side. I saw my PS last week and he finds it "interesting"! He doesn't think the removal of the blood vessel has weakned the muscle, he thinks perhaps muscle separation after childbirth is possible (children are now 16 and 19)

I am trying to get back into my excercise regime - Pilates, Gym etc, the Gym seems to aggravate it.

Has anybody else had this problem?