Scar tissue five months on?

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Having had a cholecystectomy in the middle of July the scar in my navel is still itchy and a bit sore so I can't wear anything tight such as belts around my waist.

I'm fair skinned and the wound did become badly infected with an abcess so had to be opened up and cleaned out and then cleaned and redressed daily for a few weeks. It looks okay now but is just quite uncomfortable if I'm sitting for long or wearing jeans.

I've also had some nasty sick bug type thing and keep getting pain around my ribs and flanks now. I've been urgently referred to urology because of microscopic blood in my pee and my liver function tests are still not fully settled down. I don't know if any of this relates to my missing gallbladder though because I wasn't ill or in pain with it to begin with.

Anyone else had this and how long before your scar tissue stops being sore?

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    Hi Tumtum, it sounds horrible whats been happening to you. I had my gb removed in 2014 . I havnt had any problems such as that tho.

    Mines mainly niggly pains depending on what I eat.

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    I had problems with my belly button scar too.  I had slightly largers incisions as my surgery wasn't as straight forward as planned.  I'm guessing that because you ended up with an abcess and because of what you went through there, it's going to take you longer to settle down.  I used baby talc there and that helped a lot.  But it was a good year or more before it was fully settled for me.

    I don't know about the other thing.  All I know is that when they do the removal, they do move the insides a bit to get around etc, and that can irritate them because they are not used to being moved.  Hence why folk sometimes get weird pains etc.

    Good luck to you.


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      Thanks - yes I think you are spot on. I can be a bit dense sometimes and fogey that I had a lot more scar tissue to heal than is the norm after a keyhole incision. And I'm fair skinned and prone to itchy things anyway!
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      Hey, thanks for the reply.  Not be so hard on yourself.  Sometimes when you're poorly things don't appear to be as straight forward or clear as with hind sight they are.  We all just need a bit of reassurance every now and again.  And patience!
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