abdo swelling – no fluid

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    jules
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    kate & Nancy

    thanks for your posts. The abdomen pain turned out to be a hernia. We are currently investigating surgical options, however it is more likely that my dad will just have a surgical belt – surgery would be difficult due to the previous 2 ops. in addition my dad is reluctant to go back into hospital now, surgery carries risk – eg perforation of the bowel etc – difficulties with wound healing and delay in chemo etc etc..

    now that my dad has a surgical belt he is feeling alot better and enjoying the nice weather. thanks for your messages of support.

    Jules

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    nancy-e
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    My husband also suffered from acute abdominal pains (I’m not sure how swollen his stomach was though) after his release from the hospital. He ended up with a bowel infection which was diagnosed by a stool sample. He had severe diarreah along with vomiting too. Don’t know if this info will help but I know how much I rely on reading what others are dealing with and how they are coping. All the best to you and your family.

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    kate-g
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    AH! Presumably this is the hernia, I’ve just read your other post.
    So what happens, does he just have to live with it?

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    kate-g
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    Hey Jules, I’ve been thinking of you whilst in hospital with my Mum!!
    Did this problem get sorted out OK?

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    kate-g
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    Oh Jules………..I have nothing to offer you, so sorry. I am just feeling for you. BEEEEG cyber hugs to you!!

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    jules
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    hi – does anybody have an experience/info to share – my dad continues on the gemcitabine and carboplatin – the dose is now halved following a recent stay in hospital with neutropenic septecemia. The main problem that he has is his abdomen which has swollen up – the onc has said no fluid is visible on the ct scan so not acsities – he is not sure what is causing it. Can anyone shed some light? – my dad is very uncomfortable – only really comfortable lying flat – i cannot bear to see him like this, please help, jules

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