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Unread 12-27-2011, 05:16 PM
Hard spot under incision site

I had TAH on dec 1. I'm 4 weeks post op tomorrow. I have a hard round spot walnut size on very left edge of my incision. The hardness then runs along the top of incision for about 4 inches by 1/2 inch wide.
The left side of my surgery area was the most worked on as they removed a dermoid tumor the size of a large grapefruit.
I am also experiencing a lot of internal tightness and intermittent pain deep inside. I am thinking this issue is just internal stitches healing but?
Any thoughts ?
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:46 PM
Re: Hard spot under incision site

If it is not painful, it could just be scar tissue. IF your incision is completely healed, you could begin massaging some vitamin E oil or lotion opposite way it is cut. This may help break up the scar tissue and it won't be so hard. Don't put anything on or around incision if you are not completely healed. You don't want to get an infection. The massage may be uncomfortable, but it shouldn't hurt and discomfort should stop as soon as massage is done. If not you are massaging to hard. This helped mine and the scar also looks better too.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:04 AM
Re: Hard spot under incision site

Is it where the drain was - I had a lot of bruising there and still have a little lump around the area?
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Unread 12-28-2011, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Melcatsteve View Post
Is it where the drain was - I had a lot of bruising there and still have a little lump around the area?
I don't know about the drain. I didn't ask for details. I'm a bit sqimish about things like that. I'll ask dr today when I call. Thanks for the clue
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Unread 12-28-2011, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sistershell View Post
If it is not painful, it could just be scar tissue. IF your incision is completely healed, you could begin massaging some vitamin E oil or lotion opposite way it is cut. This may help break up the scar tissue and it won't be so hard. Don't put anything on or around incision if you are not completely healed. You don't want to get an infection. The massage may be uncomfortable, but it shouldn't hurt and discomfort should stop as soon as massage is done. If not you are massaging to hard. This helped mine and the scar also looks better too.
I am going to try this out. My site is healed. I was given some very nice natural healing salve for Christmas.
Thank you
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Unread 12-28-2011, 08:46 AM
Re: Hard spot under incision site

I have had 3 abdominal surgeries, and the hard lump under your incision is completely normal. It will get smaller, but may never go away completely, mine did not. The pulling is scar tissue, and as long as you are cleared for full activity, you can begin to do some abdominal stretching that can help the scar tissue not to adhere too tightly as to restrict your movement.

Best wishes,
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Unread 12-28-2011, 09:05 AM
Hard spot under incision site

[quote=Twitch;3648622]I have had 3 abdominal surgeries, and the hard lump under your incision is completely normal. It will get smaller, but may never go away completely, mine didnot. The pulling is scar tissue, and as long as you are cleared for full activity, you can begin to do some abdominal stretching that can help the scar tissue not to adhere too tightly as to restrict your movement.

Best wishes,[/QUOTE

Thank you!
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Unread 12-28-2011, 09:38 AM
Re: Hard spot under incision site

I had davinci too. I had a couple of those hard bumps under some of my incisions. I even had an ultrasound because I was afraid something was wrong.
There was some fluid under the bumps. This was at week 2 or so. By 3 weeks they were almost gone and today 5 weeks later they are gone completely. They will reabsorb and go away.
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