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Unread 07-12-2007, 08:28 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

fellow navel pain sufferers,

I was cut through my navel to about an inch above it. Even though most of my pain is gone now one day after week 7, at the end of the day it feels like my belly button is going to pop out. One thing I have found, now that I am back at work (day 4) is that stop and go trafific really wrecks your abs and if you have navel pain it'll bring it to a head. So be careful when dirving.

I was pretty good up until I started to drive to work 40 mintues on the highway one way. The second day I was swollen up like a blueberry when I got to work because of the stop and go traffic.
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Unread 07-12-2007, 08:33 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

Please be careful as you could damage to yourself. isn't there someone who could car pool with you?
Unread 07-16-2007, 02:19 PM
kinda same problem

i had my hysterectomy on feb 5th of this year..right after had terrible colon and gallbladder pain ..had gallbladder out on march 16th...still have colon pain (intestins)..getting colonoscopy and endoscopy tomorrow..doc specialist said i have nerve damage due to hysterectomy on nerve root..i will let you know..hope you dont have the same...julie
Originally Posted by zippee
At week 5, called gyn/oco, still in pain. Told me I shouldn't be in pain by week 4, thought I had uti. Took antibiotics. Week 7 still in pain, came in for appt, told me nothing wrong and just some people heal slower. Well, I'm now 9 weeks out from my total hyst and I'm still in pain. I take 6 tylenol and 12 advil a day and I'm still not comfortable. If I don't take the painkillers, can't touch my stomach. I tried calling the gyn/oco except gyn/oco has not returned my call. I called my regular gyn and reg gyn said call gyn/oco. I'm ready to ditch the gyn/oco. I wasn't in this much pain when I had my memectomy! I don't think anyone is unreasonable when you want an end to the pain! The surgery is suppose to make you better, not worse!
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Unread 07-18-2007, 09:56 PM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

WOW...I thought I was just imagining!! My incision is vertical and up and around my belly button and if I wear the wrong pants or underwear or rub against it the wrong way I'm through the roof! I've been good about using Vit E on my scar and very careful around belly button. My DR didn't seem to think much about my complaint - wanted to give me another Rx for pain meds. I did find a very soft cover for my cold compress and that feels great on my belly as I drift off to sleep....I know it'll take time to heal but I sure didn't expect this much tenderness still happening!

Thanks for sharing your stories....nice to know that I'm not imagining it!
Unread 07-19-2007, 06:35 AM
Naval Pain

Dear OregonGrown,
My incision is in the exact spot and it is 12 weeks now and I am still in pain. I go back to the doctor August 17th, if I can last that long. I never knew it took so long to heal. I am ok if I don't walk around too much, but if I do, I really suffer.

Hope you feel better soon.

Unread 07-19-2007, 06:45 AM
One thing that helps

If my incision is really sensative on any particular day I put a maxi pad inside my underwear with the soft side of the pad covering the incision top to bottom. Then my pants do not rub on it when I move around. I am still not wearing pants with zippers so I have not aggrivated it with that type of pressure yet.
Unread 07-19-2007, 08:53 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

I have medication from my priary doctor that helped in the beginning buy does not anymore. It is a patch. The pain is worse.

Unread 07-19-2007, 09:00 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Sosore, I have never had the kind of pain that needed meds like you have with a patch.

Usually when my belly button gets "stabbey" pains I can take some Ibuprofien and just lay down and rest. I notice the ache whenever I do anything that involves twisting my body or whenever I am in the car and have had to slow down fast. The incision is inside the wall of my belly button and it feels like that area gets stretched or strained whenever I twist.

I would defintaley see the doctor if you pain is worse. My pain is less often and to a lesser degree everday that goes by. I have actually gone a few days without any issues at this point. I am at week 8 as of yesterday.

Originally Posted by Sosore
Dear Ann43,

I have medication from my priary doctor that helped in the beginning buy does not anymore. It is a patch. The pain is worse.

Unread 07-19-2007, 09:12 AM
Naval Pain

Dear Ann43,

My surgeon does not want to see me until August 17th. He told my husband he might have to do some repair work. I guess he can't do it sooner because the incision is so fresh. My pain is right on the incision now. It is like a "pimple with a white cap". Sounds silly doesn't it.

Unread 07-19-2007, 09:45 AM
Navel Pain - 8 weeks post-op

Wow, it sounds like there is something in the incision that is aggrivated. Mine is a red line but there are no bubbles like that. I bet it will be a small fix. Lets hope so. Does the Doc know your patch is not helping anymore??

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