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Unread 03-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Sudden rash around incision

OK - so I just discovered that I have like rash around my incision. It's been healing so nicely all this time and now suddenly I have this rash. It is really AROUND the incision - not like the incision itself. I will confess that I am of the "fluffy" persuasion and my swelly belly wants to hang over my incision a bit. I am dilligent about keeping it dry. I had totally internal incisions with dermabond - so no staples, outside stitches, not even any steri-strips. Has anyone else had this? It's making my incision really rather sore (which is what prompted me to pay more attention to it this evening - after showering this morning it was fine). Could it just be chaffing or like a heat rash? It is just red and kind of stingy - that's it.

I'm also having some back problems. I feel like I should go to the chiropractor, but I'm nervous to do so just 2 weeks post TAH. I am still sleeping in my recliner. I have tried several times to sleep in my bed - for a nap or whatever. When I do I end up in pain - my back hurts and I end up hurting internally as well - like someone is playing punching bags with my insides. I was having trouble sleeping - probably because I couldn't get comfortable - my doc gave me some ambien - and that has helped a lot. But today my back is REALLY bothering me - it's hard to stand up and sit down - really hard to walk very far - i really feel like my pelvis is out of alignment big time. Has anyone been to a chiropractor while recovering from their hyst? I know I can't lay on my stomach - I'm wondering what he might be able to do without hurting me more?

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Unread 03-28-2008, 12:00 AM
Sudden rash around incision

Heya, the same thing happened to me last week. The doc felt it was important to have it looked at, so I would definitely call yours. My doctor prescribed me an oral antibiotic and a topical cream. Then made an appt. 7 days later for another check. Even if it is just around the incision, if it gets worse it can cause problems, so don't brush it off. I also have to keep gauze taped to it now, to help keep it dry in the little crease. I have had 2 c-section and now my TAH through the same incision area. So I have a very deep spot in my stomach, seems to have gotten deeper with each incision. So, it's likely very similar to your problem. Good luck, call the doc, and you should be just fine.
Unread 03-28-2008, 07:58 AM
Sudden rash around incision

Thank you lolee - I have also had 2 c-sections and she went right in through that same scar. It was really bothering me last night.
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Unread 03-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Sudden rash around incision

Maybe you are allergic to something? I got a horrible rash after I had a cyst removed once, and it turned out to be a neosporine allergy.

If your doctor does not think it is anything serious, maybe you could use just a small bit of cornstarch on the area to keep it dryer?

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