3 weeks.post op total hysterectomy

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Hi i was just after information regarding pain and tighting around scar tissue. Is it normal to feel hard lumps around the scar. Can anyone recommend a cream or oil to use on scar or is it too early yet ?

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    My scar was lumpy and crooked for weeks

    It's now a lot straighter & less lumpy , I have not put any cream on it mainly because I was told it's not good for it to be moist , I'm about 14 weeks +, things are settling lovely now .x

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    Hi there I'm nearly 4 weeks post op. My scar at each end seems a bit lumpy but think it's just scar tissue under the skin.apart from that it's fine,feels a bit itchy sometimes and Tummy is numb but think will be like that for a while.hope I've helped a little all the best Karen.x

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      Thanks karen lovely to hear from someone in the same boat. Mine has started to get a bit itchy now. Occasional sharp burning pain if i twist or turn awkwardly. Hope your recovery goes well xx
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    Hi Meganmoon,

    Scar tissue can be tight and bumpish, can't say around the area though, any worries get the nurse to take a look to releive you of your worries any concerns she'll get the doctor to take a look. My op sites have healed and my stitches have come out and I'm using Bio Oil which is said to be good for scars, also I read and was told when I cut my foot open to massage the area gently to relax the scar area. But if you chat to the nurse you can always check that out

    I start 4 th week tomorrow. I think I'm doing pretty well so far. Hope you well too.

    Lesley x

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      Lovely to hear from you lesley. My scar is healing well no redness. I am at gp next monday so will ask him about bio oil. Scar starting to get a bit itchy now. Glad your recovery is going well xx
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    havn't have my op yet but I have been told Bio oil will help the scar once it's closed
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    Hi Meganmoon, I will be 4 weeks post op tomorrow. I had a 50p sized flat lump on one end of my scar, I went to the doctor with mine and she said that it was just some blood that had solidified under the skin and that it would disperse in time. She reccomended that I massage the area occasionally. I did and it has already reduced somewhat. I think the key is if it is red, hot or has any kind of discharge then you need to see a doctor asap, if none of those then it might be a good idea to see a doctor just to put your mind at rest x
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      Hi lucky mum

      thanks for the advice i am up the gp next monday just to have a check and renew my sick note. I will be 4 wks post op next monday. My scar is healing lovely but still need painkillers when i got twinges but still cant sleep properly at night. Do you have this problem ?

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      Hi I do take the occasional pain killer, but mainly if I overdo things, though I do have a high pain threshold, so it would depend on your own threshold. I have bad pain in my groin atm, also had it yesterday, I've not taken pain killers for it though. Sleeping is now much better than it was, although yes I am still having some problems, mainly waking up stiff due to not moving around as much as I would normallly do. I've found I can lie on my side if I use a pillow between my knees and also to support my stomach x
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    Hi, hope all going ok, I used to work in plastics so saw lots of really nasty scars. We used to suggest massage with just a plain old vitamin e cream such as boots, super drug. I know bio oil is popular but don't feel u have to use it. Once all healed massage couple times day with the cream . You really need to do a deep massage on the tissues so may have to build up to it. U need the cream to stop any friction or shearing action on the skin and the physical massage is the bit that's supposed to break down the scar tissue. If itchy we used to say try antihistamines like piriton. 

    There are other treatments but these are for real problem scars and if yours is really problematic I would say get referred on to someone specialised. Some of it will just settle over time but the lumpy bits should be helped with some massage and moisturiser. Good luck and be patient. Oh and keep it out the sun too! Sun not good for scars so use strong sun cream if it's visible!!!

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      Thankyou so much lovely for the advice. I havent put anything on it yet. Seeing gp tomorrow. Like most of us women i tend to over do it then pay the price after! Good to know about vit e cream. I have very sensitive skin andbeven when i used bio oil once on my face and neck it started to burn.
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