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Has anyone else had these symptoms? Has anyone else had these symptoms?

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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:27 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

I will be 2 weeks post op tomarrow, and I have noticed these symptoms are not getting better or worse, and while not excrutiating pain it is uncomfortable and really starting to get on my nerves..
From my incision site (bikini cut) to my belly button is completely numb. Hubby and I played a game " can you feel it" and I closed my eyes and had him lightly touch various places around my incision site, there's like an 8 inch by 3 inch area that I can't feel a thing.Below the bikini cut I have feeling, I figure this is due to trauma and nerves being cut but I would have thought by now I would have some tingling, burning, some sensation that the feeling was coming back. How long can it take?
My upper right thigh ( on the outside) about the width of your hand, is odd feeling..I can feel but it almost hurts to touch it, extremely sensitive may be a better description. I woke up from surgery with this problem and it hasn't gotten any better. I thought maybe it was positional in surgery ( They tried a vaginal hys but were unable so had the TAH) Its really weird and irritating but I don't want to call the Dr as they may think I am crazy.
I had problems urinating after the removal of the catheter in the hospital and had to be recathed. Second removal, I was able to urinate. However, when I urinate, I have vaginal pains..quite intense at times which in turn stops the urine flow.
Have I lost my mind or are these normal signs/symptoms from surgery?

Rayne
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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:33 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

No you are not nuts. My doctor explained that where this area is cut inside there are a lot of nerves that get cut. He said sometimes with prior c-sections and even without this area can be numb for a long time. I will be 4wks in 2 days and I still have the numbness. I get some burning pain but that is more inside.

Good luck hope your feeling better soon.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:41 PM
Rayne

Thanks for replying, glad to know I am not the only one walking around with a numb belly.
I forgot to add that I have been running a low grade temp of 99.6 -100.0 since surgery. Dr. said call if sustained temp over 100.4, but should I still be running a low grade temp 2 weeks post op?
Rayne
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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:41 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

dear rayne, ditto here you are not nuts, your laundry list is pretty much mine.

It is so frustrating (believe me I know) but you are still very early days. Please give it time -- and be very careful to not overdo which can extend the timeline on these symptoms.

All of those symptoms have started getting better for me...

lala
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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:49 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

The low grade fever could be a UTI hence the pain when urinating. You might want to check on that.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:09 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

Seven weeks post-op now and my bikini incision area is STILL numb. It's the wierdest feeling!
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:12 PM
Rayne

Thanks for the replies..I thought about a UTI as well but dread the hour and a half drive to the doc to check it out.
I also don't want to be overly concerned about little "nothings" worry the Dr office and have them wince everytime I walk in the door. ( I say this because apparently Morphene and I don't mix to well and while in the hospital, I was basically a very happy drunk, a demanding but happy drunk..according to hubby, I of course, have little memory of the hospital stay, its mostly one big blur)
I called last friday for a refill on my Percocet. ( the office had called the day I got home from the hospital..48 hours post op and told me to take Percocet 2 tablets every 6 hours with ibuprofen 600mgs in between for the next 3-5 days. 30 tablets got me one day short of a week post op. I went to the doc that day and had my staples removed the nurse practitioner put her hand out and pulled me straight up to a sitting position from lying flat on my back and that motion alone put me into orbit, then on Thurs. I was going to hang up 2 dresses in the closet and the whole thing collapsed, I jumped out the way, and my incision site and abd muscles just screamed. Ibuprefen and Tylenol weren't cutting it at that point) The nurse reluctantly asked the on call doc for a refill ( she told me I shouldn't be in pain at this point and to take Ibuprofen 800mgs..the ibuprofen is burning my stomach and didn't you hear me say I had two incidents that may have reinjured me and ibuprofen and Tylenol weren't working?) Then the hubby starts in with "why are you in so much pain that you have to be on a narcotic?"" How could you take 30 Percocet in a week?" Hello? 4 tabs thurs, 8 on sat and sun ( 2 every 6 hours as instructed) left me with 2 for Monday. I only needed to take them over the weekend, the pain decreased, I still take the ibuprofen twice a day but haven't had the Percocet since Sunday. So I have some on hand as backup but it ticks me because people try to make you feel like you are doing something wrong when all you want is to be pain free and with good reason to be in pain. You have had major surgery, your insides have been roughly shoved and pushed, scrapped and pulled out of order then put back and surely not in the exact position in which they were originally found. So why does the medical profession and friends/family members look like they are ready to call in drug intervention?
I'm sorry, had to get it out. but have any of you felt this way?
Rayne
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:31 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

It stinks that we feel so reluctant to talk to are dr. We always feel like we are a nusience.
I had to go for a few complications post op and then had some insicional discharge this past week and with my 4wk appt comming up there was NO way I was going to call. Luckily the insicion hasnt gotten any worse. It stupid that we have to feel this way. If they only knew at the dr. office how many things have happened and we DONT call them.

But if your fever gets worse or the pain with urination please call and get checked out.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:53 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

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Originally Posted by Rayne38
I will be 2 weeks post op tomarrow, and I have noticed these symptoms are not getting better or worse, and while not excrutiating pain it is uncomfortable and really starting to get on my nerves..
From my incision site (bikini cut) to my belly button is completely numb. Hubby and I played a game " can you feel it" and I closed my eyes and had him lightly touch various places around my incision site, there's like an 8 inch by 3 inch area that I can't feel a thing.Below the bikini cut I have feeling, I figure this is due to trauma and nerves being cut but I would have thought by now I would have some tingling, burning, some sensation that the feeling was coming back. How long can it take?
My upper right thigh ( on the outside) about the width of your hand, is odd feeling..I can feel but it almost hurts to touch it, extremely sensitive may be a better description. I woke up from surgery with this problem and it hasn't gotten any better. I thought maybe it was positional in surgery ( They tried a vaginal hys but were unable so had the TAH) Its really weird and irritating but I don't want to call the Dr as they may think I am crazy.
I had problems urinating after the removal of the catheter in the hospital and had to be recathed. Second removal, I was able to urinate. However, when I urinate, I have vaginal pains..quite intense at times which in turn stops the urine flow.
Have I lost my mind or are these normal signs/symptoms from surgery?

Rayne
I too have numbness, it is getting better, I am 8 wks post op. Could be you are having bladder spasms. Never be scared to call the Dr. That is what they are there for!
Thumper
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:58 PM
Has anyone else had these symptoms?

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayne38
Thanks for replying, glad to know I am not the only one walking around with a numb belly.
I forgot to add that I have been running a low grade temp of 99.6 -100.0 since surgery. Dr. said call if sustained temp over 100.4, but should I still be running a low grade temp 2 weeks post op?
Rayne
With a low grade fever, try coughing and deep breath every hr or so. Recheck your temp after this, you may be surprised to find that the temp goes down. Also, you could be dehydrated(I can't spell) Are you drinking enough water????
IF so and the temp does not go away, please call the DR and or his/her nurses to get checked out. This is what they get paid to do!!! If they treat you like crap, take it up with the DR. No one should be passive about their health, and the treatment they receive from healthcare professionals!
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