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I had the sleeve surgery on 6/12 and I’m healing slowly but surely however I am worried about the large bruise on my stomach where the incisions were made. I don’t have any stomach pains, but the bruise is big and across my whole stomach. Is this normal?

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I had something similar, my surgeon thought a small skin blood vessel got knicked, when I got enough Lovenox into my system, it started slowly oozing, nearly covered my abdomen with blood between the skin and muscle layer. Slightly swelled up, looked like I had been impregna by an alien!👹

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Yes

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I was bruised as well. Also, was bruised on my arms.

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Mine was bruised dark purple across my whole spare tire. When the surgeon saw it at an after check up he said oh it is because of the blood thinners we gave you in your IV. Which made no sense. I think he did something because I have had 2 other unrelated surgeries since then and had no bruising. It went through all of the typical bruise colors and disappeared but it was so ugly looking!

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My bruising was so bad I looked like the Oompa Loompas needed to take me away to be dejuiced

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After weight loss surgery, they give you blood thinners to prevent the formation of blood clots which can be life threatening. Blood thinners make your body very susceptible to bruising. It will take several weeks after you stop taking blood thinners for your body to return to normal.

Also if you have the surgery laparoscopically there will be several incision points. I think I had around 7 of them. One is exceptionally large because that is where the most surgery was done at. Most of these incision point will heal in a month or two but the main one may take about a year before you can no longer feel the incision bump.

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Yes, perfectly normal. It'll go away in a couple of weeks. I'm six months post-op now and you can barely see the incision scars anymore

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And no matter what shade you revert to, you need to know" We love ya, Baby!" So smile---- Sirena--- smile!😝

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This site is great! Just one of my incisions has a super dark bruise. I come on this site, search the topic, Presto! Mystery solved. Worries alleviated!

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