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Unread 10-27-2004, 09:14 AM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

Wondering if anyone here has had their incision reopened to remove any remnants from original hyster?
I am having this done to remove my remaining ovary and a cyst....I wonder if the healing time will be the same?
Or could it be worse, since the body is still healing from the first surgery?
Any insight would be wonderful, I am really scared of another surgery.
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Unread 10-27-2004, 10:22 AM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

I had my original incision (TAH/BSO 12-03) re opened October 1st. It was supposed to be a lap to remove some adhesions, but there were adhesions on the bowel and it was cut during the removal, so they opened me up to fix it. I think there was less pain in the first few days compared to the hyst. But then I developed a problem with the incision healing properly and now see the doctor every other day. I think the problem is just about solved so that is good news. If you can avoid a problem like mine (and I wish I could tell you how), recovery should be a little easier - or at least less painful - because there is less work done inside. I still hurt a little at the incision when I cough or sneeze, tho. Good luck to you!
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Unread 10-28-2004, 05:09 AM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

I had mine reopened 3 weeks later and then 10 months later! Depending on how bad the adhesions are, it can be right there with the hyst as far as pain goes post-op. I was on Morphine pump both times mine was reopened. Now the incision is a different bird. The 3 week surgery, it really hadn't healed really good yet from the original, so no big deal. However, this recent surgery, I actually had part of the incision get infected because it took so long to start closing up. This has been my "wonderful" experience. I hope yours is less significant.
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Unread 10-31-2004, 01:18 AM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

I have had my bikini cut opened up 3 times after the first, 2 c-sec's 1 exploratory and then the hysterectomy have had to lap's through my belly button. I now deal with a lot of pain and get hung up like sometimes no doubt adhesions I get sharp pains directly on the scar itself. I don't know if I should do anything about it at this point it's a little scary knowing it can just keep getting worse. I have nothing but my experiece to offer good luck in your descion. KIM
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Unread 10-31-2004, 01:06 PM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

I had my bikini incision reopened in May 2004 after another surgery in dec,2003. Actually he incised a peice out so I didn't have a little shelf from my tummy hanging over the incision .It healed really well.My first incision was only about 7 inches long ,the second one went from hip to hip,but was less uncomfortable than the shorter one, maybe my nerves were deader.It was OK.
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Unread 11-01-2004, 06:27 AM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

I have had 4 bikini incisions along the same line .

Two were c sections

One was for the hysterectomy and just months later my BSO and adhesion work was done

My only complaints are swelly belly whenI do physical chores and fatigue . IM about close to 8 weeks now and IM still tiring easily although my zest for life is coming back

mei
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Unread 11-09-2004, 07:38 PM
Bikini Incision reopened

I had a C-Section in 1994 and then my TAH/BSO about 4 weeks ago. The doctor used the same incision and it seems to be healing maybe even better than the first time around, but at least as well. The only side affect I have is that I am somewhat numb between my belly button and my incision. The doctor said I may or may not get all the feeling back in that area, as each time they cut in the same spot, more nerves, which they can't see, can be damaged. I may have to have it reopened in the future for a bowel surgery if the nodule of endo in my bowel lining grows and causes me problems, so the lack of feeling will be a question I ask before we do it again if we must.

Kelly
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Unread 11-10-2004, 06:06 PM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

Hello
I never had my incision reopened following my hyst., but have had 4 c sections prior to the hyst using the same bikini incision line.. Each time it healed really well. I had a open incision with my hyst. due to a hematoma, which resulted from so much scar tissue from my c sections.It took 10 weeks to heal shut, but I have to say it looks really good.It has been 6 months now since my surgery and the scar looks as good as it did before the surgery. It is turning light all over.
I don't think you will have trouble healing. Good luck!

Peggy
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Unread 11-18-2004, 11:31 AM
Re: Bikini Incision reopened

I'm new to this site so I'm not sure if I'm replying the right way. Sorry. With my SAH/BSO they will be going through my previous C-section incisions (2). I do have a question though to the following.
I was wondering why they would have to go back in again for a nodule of endo growing if your ovaries are removed. Will you be using HRT?

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Originally posted by khusker
I had a C-Section in 1994 and then my TAH/BSO about 4 weeks ago. The doctor used the same incision and it seems to be healing maybe even better than the first time around, but at least as well. The only side affect I have is that I am somewhat numb between my belly button and my incision. The doctor said I may or may not get all the feeling back in that area, as each time they cut in the same spot, more nerves, which they can't see, can be damaged. I may have to have it reopened in the future for a bowel surgery if the nodule of endo in my bowel lining grows and causes me problems, so the lack of feeling will be a question I ask before we do it again if we must.

Kelly
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Unread 07-12-2005, 11:04 PM
anyone have their bikini incision reopened ?

Sorry for the delay in my post - I didn't get notification that you had responded to my post. I am on Mircette, a birth control pill. My doctor started me on them about 2 and 1/2 months post op. I guess there's always a chance that estrogen, even as hormone replacement, can reactivate any residual endometriosis. I don't know if that will happen in my case or not. My doctor chose birth control pills because the progesterine in the pills is supposed to keep that from happening. He'd like me to stay on the pills for at least a year before trying somthing else. I think it's really a guessing game. Some docs believe that you should wait 6 months before doing anything. Other docs start endo patients on HRT immediately after surgery. My doctor says his personal belief is that the estrogen delivered to the body via HRT is not the same as that estrogen made by the body, and that he doesn't think I will have any problems, but he wanted to be safe. He had not planned to start HRT for 4-6 months as a precaution, but an area specialist recommended that he start me on BCPs. I guess that osteoporosis sets in faster in younger women. I was 41 at the time of my hysterectomy.




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Originally Posted by Lokelani
I'm new to this site so I'm not sure if I'm replying the right way. Sorry. With my SAH/BSO they will be going through my previous C-section incisions (2). I do have a question though to the following.
I was wondering why they would have to go back in again for a nodule of endo growing if your ovaries are removed. Will you be using HRT?
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