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mindyandy

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Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:53:13 pm »
Hello, Long time no post...lol
Question for those that are a few years post op, does your scar sometimes become tender? For example sometimes while sleeping I roll over -mind you my hair is in a bun because I have long hair- and the pressure from the bun and the pillow can wake me up because it hurts. Sometimes when I touch certain areas around my scar I can feel a bit uncomfortable but sometimes I can touch all over and feel no tenderness-weird. I sure hope I am explaining this ok, lol.

Anyone else post op feel tenderness from time to time around the scar???? How long post op are you?

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Mindy
14mm dx 9/07. CK done Seattle  1 year MRI showed some shrinkage. 4 year MRI 2mm growth nothing conclusive. Trigminal nerve involvment Retrosigmoid Friedmand/Schwartz HEI March 7,2012

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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 04:53:08 am »
Hi Mindy .....

Good to see you again!  Hopefully things are going well for you.

I am 24 and 10 years post-op from retrosigmoid surgeries (one on each side) and 7 years post-op from a translab surgery.  Only the translab surgery incision from 7 years ago still becomes tender at times.  Some of the issue (for me) is the stem of some of the eye glass readers I wear rubs on part of the scar, which I think irritates mine.  That incision is lumpy and bumpy, as well, and I can feel little raised bumps along it.  Don't know if that has anything to do with it being tender at times.  It seems to come and go.

Take care and keep in touch here on the forum.  It really does help other people.

Clarice

Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 09:13:04 am »
Clarice - HELLO  :D so happy to hear from you. I'm glad to see that you are still an active poster(Admin even). I plan to pop in more often, life has just been very busy. I am almost finished with my medical billing specialist certificate and medical coding certificate :-)

Thank you for the feedback. I do know posting helps others and I do need to participate more :-)

Take Care,

Mindy
14mm dx 9/07. CK done Seattle  1 year MRI showed some shrinkage. 4 year MRI 2mm growth nothing conclusive. Trigminal nerve involvment Retrosigmoid Friedmand/Schwartz HEI March 7,2012

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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 02:45:57 pm »
Hello,

I had trans-lab 9 years ago and am experiencing pain on the incision site. It is extremely painful to the touch. No headaches just pain. I'm wondering if it is a scar neuroma? I did read that this can occur. Have you seen your doctor for this?

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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 02:37:51 pm »
I just had surgery translab a month ago and the area from the temples over the top left side of my head and down to the neck really hurts.  The doctor told me to give it some time and the pain will diminish.  The area behind my left ear is still spongy and hurts to touch. I am depressed reading that some people still have pain 9 years after surgery!! Are you taking medication for it?
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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2018, 04:28:14 am »
Yup I'm 21 months post op retrosig and the incision is very tender.

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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 12:43:55 pm »
I am almost 9 months tranlab post op. I feel  behind my ear is where the hole was made, not necessarily in the incision site. I feel some dent in that area. Its very obvious to my finger touch. No pain.  I guess they flap open our scalp, so the incision underneath is not where the hole is. Its behind my my ear. Did anyone feel a dent behind their ear ?

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Re: Post op 6 years Scar tender - sometimes - weird
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 01:30:12 pm »
11 years post op and still have pain and irritation along scar. Biggest problems is ingrown hairs that itch, I scratch and some get infected. The itching is intense and when I scratch my kids would ask if I had cooties. Told them a bot fly. So now during these flare ups that what we call it.
Scar itself kinda tingles like you sleeping foot does as it wakes up. I keep my hair braided mist of the time because its waist length. Sometimes I cant stand the pull on the scar. Sometimes it's painful, other time just annoying.
3mm AN discovered Aug 2004
Translab July 2 ,2007
3.2cm x 2.75cm x 3.3cm @ time of surgery

 


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