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The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better? The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

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Unread 03-16-2008, 09:43 AM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

I am 17 days post op and my biggest issue is this darn incision. It is healing fine - no infection. I have a horizontal incision that was done on top of my caserean scar.

I find that it bothers me most to sit up - walking, standing and half reclining it is still noticable, but sitting is just tough to get comfortable. It is not like it's sharp pain - it is itchy, numb, tingly, heavy feeling. Compounding the issue is where they shaved everything - my incision is very low and the hair is starting to get really prickly too. It is best first thing in the morning, but by the end of the day, it is the most irritating.

I have had to put clothes on - yeah, I got the ole granny panties and wore them after I made the mistake of wearing my regular underwear - they fit, but boy did I pay for it the longer I wore them. My drawstring 100% cotton jammies feel the best.....

When does this get better? Anything I can do to help the process? Thanks so much!
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Unread 03-16-2008, 09:53 AM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

Oh, and I forgot to add - does Motrin help this at all? I am taking 800mg twice a day - I am going to step it back to 600 mg and see if I notice a difference....
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Unread 03-16-2008, 10:16 AM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

I think everyone is different. I am almost 7 weeks post op and it is much better. I still have times that it hurts or tingles. I still need the granny panties. Anything rubbing on it bothers me. I still wear pajama pants if I am staying around the house. Hang in there it does get better.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 10:47 AM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

What are granny panties?/ I keep reading about them...
The itching takes quite a while to get better... i am 6 wks out and the hair is still a bit prickly but much improved over the 3-4 wk.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 11:34 AM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

Granny panties are the big full coverage panties. Not bikinis or thongs.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 12:37 PM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

Gosh I have been wearing those for years and didn't even know it!
The elastic band at the top of mine rubs on the top of my vert. incision...
Very uncomfortable by the end of the day.
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Unread 03-16-2008, 01:01 PM
The TAH abdominal incision - when does it start feeling better?

My scar felt better with a support-type of underwear, something with a little bit of a panel in front to hold my abdomen in a bit. Itching from the pubic hair did bother me for a few weeks until it had grown out a bit.
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