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    Post Appendectomy Weight Gain
    lv2dnc247 posted:
    Last October I had an emergency appendectomy. I expected some post-surgery swelling in the area of my incision to last a little while, but since the surgery I have gained between 20-23 pounds and have noticed it specifically in my stomach. I am very active (I'm a dance and fitness instructor by profession!), have always eaten health consciously, and haven't changed those habits since the surgery. I have always been thin and usually have more of a problem keeping weight than losing it. Since I've noticed this lower abdominal weight gain, however, I have had little to no success in losing the weight here, even with additional exercise directed specifically at this area. My abdominal muscles above my navel are toned and defined, but from my belly button down there is noticeable weight! I've tried every lower abdominal exercise I can think of. It is driving me crazy that I, of all people, can't figure out how to get rid of it! Is it at all possible that the weight gain has something to do with the surgery? Any words of advice?

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