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Hi all,

I’m new here and only 1 day post op. I was excited to get home and step on the scale but I’m up 7 pounds! I also have my menses. Anyone else experience this?

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It's Water weight from the IV fluids!! Plan on peeing your brains out for the next week! LOL!!!

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stay off the scale for the first week. But then, the Water from the IV fluids should have worked their way out of your system.

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I was up 15 pounds when I got home and weighed in, so disappointing!

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Your tissues and organs are still very swollen from the surgery will take several weeks to go down.

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I never peed so much starting about 2 days after surgery. Couldn’t go at all right after surgery. Your body has to chill out a bit.

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I’m post op day 3 now and have been looking for this kind of thread. I’ve actually gained weight since surgery on 3/3. When does the weight loss begin? I’ve been so worried.

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it's from the IV at the hospital - you're full of salt Water. I've heard of people gaining 10 or more lbs from it. It takes a few days to work its way out of your system. I wouldn't step on the scale until you're at least a week out of surgery.

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If it helps I weighed myself the day after I left the hospital (day four) and I'd gained 3 pounds. When I had my one week check-up three days later I was down 10 pounds from my surgery which means 13 pounds in three days. I think a lot of it had to do with the IV Fluid and the not being able to have a... um, well no delicate way to say this, a bowel movement, for the first few days. It DOES come off though so don't stress too much!

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