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Unread 08-18-2009, 09:32 AM
burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

I had a SAH 14 days ago and this morning after my shower I noticed a burning/stinging feeling on my incision which I haven't felt before. It has been coming and going all day. I use a cold pack to "calm" the area. Is this a normal part of the healing process of the incision or is it something I need to be concerned about? Thanks.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:20 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

I've had it off and on since my surgery too and as long as I don't have a fever and my incision looks good, I think it's normal. If you have any redness, heat or oozing of any kind, you should definitely call the dr. though.
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Unread 08-18-2009, 11:38 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

I would say it's normal -- I had a ton of burning/pulling and stinging for awhile. Sometimes I still have it on my right side.

Lots of heat worked wonders for me and my doc had encouraged it because I was in so much discomfort.

As Catarina said, as long as you don't have a fever or redness or oozing you should be fine. Don't hesitate to contact your doc if it becomes truly bothersome or problimatic.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 05:35 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

Thanks ladies. I don't have any redness or oozing so I guess things are OK although it is kind of warm. Also the burning feeling isn't around as much as it was a few days ago so I guess it is part of the normal healing process. Do you think that putting vitamin E cream would help some also?
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Unread 08-24-2009, 07:54 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

tiptoe2,

I started experiencing the same thing yesterday. amazingly uncomfortable. I was going to post a question this morning, and look someone else is also experiencing the same thing. My LAVH BSO was also on 8/4. I was also wondering if Vitamin E might help.

No redness, just this weird burning at times, especially when I am sitting for long periods. Right along my waistband, which is where 2 of my incisions are. I am going to try the cold packs today and see if that helps any.

Keep the faith, we are definitely on our way to a much better place. I feel 100% better than I did before my surgery.

Pam!!
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Unread 08-24-2009, 07:59 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

I had exactly the same thing happen in that same time frame. My doc advised using a heating pad for the burning and he prescribed an antibiotic to be on the safe side (we were going into the weekend and I was panicked).

I still have occasional bouts of stinging but it's much less now and not as warm.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Unread 08-24-2009, 08:37 AM
Re: burning and stinging incision 14 day post-op

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Originally Posted by tiptoe2 View Post
Thanks ladies. I don't have any redness or oozing so I guess things are OK although it is kind of warm. Also the burning feeling isn't around as much as it was a few days ago so I guess it is part of the normal healing process. Do you think that putting vitamin E cream would help some also?
I know a lot of women use Vit E or other creams but I felt it best to wait until the incision was more healed. I was afraid that I might still cause an infection. You might ask your dr. if it's ok to use at this point though.
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