Scars | Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy) | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Unread 01-28-2002, 06:23 AM

Does anybody know of anything that can be done to help scars become less red at a later stage? I had my surgery on 11/30, and the scars are still pretty red. I have both an incision scar and staple marks. Thanks!
Sponsored Links
Unread 01-28-2002, 07:19 AM

I have heard of using vitamin E

There have been some posts in recent weeks on that subject. Wish I knew what to recommend searching for....
Unread 01-28-2002, 07:20 AM

I have heard of using vitamin E oil

There have been some posts in recent weeks on that subject. Wish I knew what to recommend searching for....
Sponsored Links
Unread 01-28-2002, 07:35 AM

I had my hysterectomy on 11/9, and my scar is still red. The staple marks are still visible, but they are fading. My scar is 51/4" long. It is raised. It has faded a little, but I still have a long way to go. A nurse told me it would take at least six months for it to fade. I asked my doctor if it is ok to use Vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel on the scar; he said yes. He said NOT to use any steroids on the scar. I am applying VItamin E oil 2 or 3 times a day, and aloe vera
about once a day. Does anyone have "twinges" in the area surrounding their scar?
After my surgery I noticed I had developed patches of tiny red spots around my nose and mouth. The redness comes and goes. Has anyone else experienced this?
Unread 01-28-2002, 07:47 AM

I heard of a product called Mederma, it's quite expensive but i hear it works real well on surgical scars. I wish someone would reply who has used this product to give us better feedback. You can buy it as most big drugstores.
Unread 01-28-2002, 08:03 AM

I was just going to post about Mederma. It is very expensive. $26 for a small tube, but it has a money back guarantee. I would check with my DR first. My scar is still red also. My next appointment I'm asking about it.
Unread 01-28-2002, 11:34 AM

about 6 mos post op from sah. tried the mederma. waste of money. returned it for refund. ditto vitamin e.

the scar is fading quickly, and i expect and hope yours will too.

hugs, fig
Unread 01-28-2002, 12:36 PM

Mine is still read too. The dr said the scar would fade some and the staple marks would fade completely. Think of it as a badge of honor. You went, You conquered, you came home. You are a heroine and the scar proves it. Ellenstorm
Unread 01-31-2002, 02:37 PM

I heard on the Dr. Gabe Mirkin radio show that a cortizone injection for scarring may be beneficial especially if it's a raised scar, has anyone experienced this? How has that worked?
Unread 01-31-2002, 03:23 PM

Boy can I relate to this. I have tried everything, Mederma, the silicone strips, silicone gel, cortisone - all a waste of money in my opinion. Finally went to see a plastic surgeon. He told me scars go through an ugliness curve and may actually get worse over a course of a year, after that they will begin to improved quite dramatically with time (1-2years). So the options are wait (sorry by the time it fades I will be too old to care, or surgical revision. I am going to opt for this as it has been six months now for me (he wouldn't touch it before then). I will let you know how it turns out. PJ

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 12-29-2010, Started By Another Woman
» Scars
3 Replies, Last Reply 11-22-2008, Started By lunachick
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-08-2006, Started By orchidsister
7 Replies, Last Reply 07-18-2006, Started By Proud2Bme
» Scars
4 Replies, Last Reply 12-18-2005, Started By dachelmaniac
3 Replies, Last Reply 03-05-2005, Started By leebythesea
1 Reply, Last Reply 09-08-2004, Started By SimbaVA
» Scars
1 Reply, Last Reply 05-02-2004, Started By ceefree
2 Replies, Last Reply 02-24-2004, Started By lvspugs
» scars
2 Replies, Last Reply 01-17-2004, Started By gretchen59
3 Replies, Last Reply 05-19-2003, Started By Roxy1744
8 Replies, Last Reply 04-04-2002, Started By Leeza K.
0 Reply, Started By Peanut
» scars?
9 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
» Scars
24 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
6 Replies, Hysterectomy Options and Alternatives
12 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
14 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
9 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
» scars
1 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

October 19,2017


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!