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Unread 12-20-2007, 01:28 AM
hard rigid area along abdominal incision

I had a TAH with ovaries removed on Nov. 12. When I gently press along the incision line, it feels rock hard along it. Is this normal.? How do you know if you have a hernia? Also my stapes didn't come out until my 2 week date because the doctor was out of town the week of Thanksgiving. The staple marks are red and have ridges. I am putting Vit. E oil on it every day. It doesn't seem to be diminishing the ugly rail road track of staple marks left on my abdomin even 5 weeks after surgery. Is this normal?

I sure would appreciate feedback from your experiences and knowledge.

Thanks so much
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Unread 12-20-2007, 05:43 AM
hard rigid area along abdominal incision

I know years ago when I had a different kind of surgery, my abdominal scar felt like that for a LONG time. It almost felt like someone had shoved a pencil underneath my skin. It took a long time to go away but it did eventually did go away.
Unread 12-20-2007, 07:03 AM
hard rigid area along abdominal incision

Thanks. This is helpful to know. Did you have a lot of scars from the staples? Any abdominal adhesions?
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Unread 12-20-2007, 07:29 AM
hard rigid area along abdominal incision

Lots of adhesions...seems like I was BORN with those suckers!!!

But when I had my surgery, they never used staples on me....it was like they used stitches but on the inside. how they did it, I don't know.
Unread 12-20-2007, 09:00 AM
hard rigid area along abdominal incision

Hey there,

I have three small incisions and mine feel the same way. When I have had a csection, it took weeks for that hard feeling to go away. I think it is super swollen!

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