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Is heating pad ok post-op? Is heating pad ok post-op?

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Unread 04-02-2010, 11:37 AM
Is heating pad ok post-op?

I often find a heating pad or hot water bottle comforting for tummy pain. After my c-sections they told me no heating pad or hot water bottle only ice, as it will make swelling worse and pain worse.

Is it really ok after hyseterctomy?

I am having TLH on Monday.
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Unread 04-02-2010, 11:41 AM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?



Some doctors will not want you to use a heating pad and will prefer that you use ice, as with your c-section. So you will need to ask your doctor what is okay for you!

Best wishes! s
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Unread 04-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?

Ask your doctor. I used a heating pad about 3 weeks out and found it quite uncomfortable ( I was surprised). Cool (not cold) would have felt better.
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Unread 04-02-2010, 08:38 PM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?

I used my heating pad alot for back pain after my surgery, but didn't put it on my belly. It felt really good on my back and eased those poor ole muscles.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 07:03 AM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?

My nurse made make shift heating pads for my back and abdomen the day of surgery. I was using a morphine pump and taking vicodin every four hours, but was still very uncomfortable. She believed it was due to the packing, which seemed accurate since that cramping didn't return once the packing was removed. However, I do not have an abdominal incision. Hope I have helped a little.
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Unread 04-04-2010, 07:12 AM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?

I didn't try heat but the ice pack was wonderful. I got a ACE ice pack from Walmart that was about the size of my tummy that was soft to the touch and never froze solid, you could bend it right out of the freezer. I used it every evening/night.
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Unread 04-06-2010, 06:49 AM
Re: Is heating pad ok post-op?

I used ice, I asked the doc about a week after if a heat pad was okay and he said NO, dont use that it can help hematomas form. So that was what I was told but the ice helps with the swelling.
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