Exercise question after Nissen

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   Posted 4/26/2013 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Exercise question: I have been using my treadmill since last Thursday and I noticed that every time after I exercise my stomach looks as though I swallowed a watermelon.  “I mean literally I feel like the only person I know that the more I work out the fatter I get.”   My stomach is so bloated and swollen afterwards then in about 2 hours later the swelling comes back down again but I just found this to be very weird. Can anyone else relate or have something similar happen after the nissen.  I am at 11 weeks and I am a pretty active person in general. this never happened before.  Im only walking about 1.5 miles.

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   Posted 4/26/2013 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tarachristo,
I also used a treadmill for exercise during my recovery, but I never noticed my stomach bloating because of it.  I'm guessing you still have some residual gas that is moving around with exercise, and it ends up in front.  Honestly, I have no idea...wish I could help.  I'm sure, though, that it's temporary and will resolve with time.  Keep up that walking...it'll definitely pay off in the end!
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   Posted 4/29/2013 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Denise, God I hope so it is really weird and it does happen every time I am wondering maybe I am sucking in air or when I am drinking sips of water taking in more air then usual. it's so weird that is all I can say.

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   Posted 4/29/2013 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 5 months post nissen and my belly also swells after exercise. I do a lot of cardio & core (abs) work & I literally have to ice my belly after a workout. It's kind of painful too. Maybe this is another one of those side effects the surgeons don't tell us about. Wonder what causes the swelling?
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