HS groin surgery

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Hi everyone! I was diagnosed with HS when I was 17. For the first 6 years it had only affected my left armpit. I've had multiple surgeries for it. Now it has moved to my groin. I had my first surgery on my groin about two weeks ago. I have one incision on each side, literally right in the crease of my bikini line. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for underwear ? All of the ones I have tried cut right into my incisions. Also, I was able to take my bandages off two days ago, is it okay to keep some gauze over them to soak up the drainage, and act as a barrier for rubbing?

Thanks in advance!

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    Hey mac well I've had hs for about 9 years now had most of it in my groin area had around 42 op there and I had 1 on my neck and cheek and all i wear are boy short or boys underwear as they have a thicker bang thing and it's more comfy maybe try that and good luck mail me if you got any more Q's as I have had many op's now and recovering is a lot harder it takes me 16 weeks too walk again just off in now for my 43 rd op on my groin

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    Also guaze causes infections and hold bacteria I would air out with no restrictions and when needed clean with saline solution and use the meds your doctor has prescribe to you. try to stay away from guaze and panties-- remember to heal-you need oxygen. Also bacteria grows in dark, covered spaces.

    much love to you

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      Thank you!! A lot of people have told me no undies! Lol but I just feel like at work and such I would need them. Unfortunately I have to go back to work tomorrow, and I'm a little nervous. I'm okay with no gauze, but I have a scab that's rubbing against my thigh so I was using the gauze to shield that. I'm also afraid that walking without gauze will irritate since the incisions are right in my groin and it rubs when I walk. Sorry! I'm so new to this groin issue.

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