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Unread 01-30-2007, 06:49 AM
scar revision questions

I had my partial abdominal hysterectomy on Dec. 28th and my incision re-opened the day my staples came out. I'm 4 weeks post-op and the healing is coming along very well ( I thought). Yesterday my Gyn said SCAR REVISION is necessary - "the way things are closing up," he said, "will leave a sizeable ditch across my belly with the bottom half of my abdomen protruding and the top half of my abdomen collapsing inward." (ooohh pretty) I guess I thought that it was too much swelling causing the protusion and it would go away eventually, but he says it may take surgical intervention to correct things and get them back on track. Is scar revision always another sedated surgery? My doctor hasn't told me anything yet, he will next Monday at my check up, but I am in need of some heads up type information just in case he tells me I have to go back into the hospital. I am ready to be done with this Evil Incision! I'm changing dressings and covering up my scar before every shower and all the other time consuming stuff and I was hoping to be done with that in the near future. No such luck. Hrumph!
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Unread 01-30-2007, 06:08 PM
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I had an incision that would not heal, kept bleeding and had to be reopened after a laprotomy I had before I had the hyst. I didn't have to have surgery at that point, but the incision was reopened, the hematomas busted up and than irrigated and packed. It did eventually close and heal, but the same incision was reopened for my hyst. A few years later and continuing problems one of the docs I saw took one look at my incision and said that needed to be fixed. I was scheduled for an incision revision a week later. Yes, it was in the hospital under general anethesia. It was a day surgery and I was off work for a few weeks. The doctor reopened the incision and cleared out a "ton" of scar tissue (his words) and moved the incision back to where it should have been. I have had no further problems and am sooooo glad that I saw this doc and that I had the surgery to fix it.

Unread 01-30-2007, 06:54 PM
scar revision questions

Sorry about your situation.whew just when ya think things are going okies. A thing about scar revisions...depends on the doc's choice and patient being active in asking for the options. they <scar revisions> can be done under "local anesthesia" <ex. a numbing injection> or some iv sedation...the worst cases that involve deep tissue or the abdominal wall required sometimes general anesthesia. just make sure you talk openly with your doctor and do what he/she thinks and you think is best for you.
i've been there done that with a scar revision in the past myself. it is sometimes not the prettiest thing but the scaring and pulling of the skin if not treated can hurt.

good luck to you..hope i helped with a lil bit of info. just make sure you talk to your DOC. because i'm not one. And it is ultimately your choice and his.
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Unread 01-30-2007, 08:12 PM
scar revision questions

Thank you for taking the time to reply, the information helps me to get my head around what may lay on the road ahead...(speed bump or or just a small obstacle matters greatly in this girls life)

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