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I'm almost 2 weeks out and my stomach is itching like crazy I showered today and scrub all the stuff left over I still have some sutures and bandaids which I changed and nothing seems to work i used lotions thinking it may be dry skin but not the problem so if anyone else has this issue after surgery plz get back cause I'm scratching myself crazy

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Mine itched like crazy, too, and then I realized they shaved my stomach before surgery and it was the hair growing back. I used Benadryl cream for a few days and exfoliated so the new little hairs could come out quicker. It only lasted a few days.

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I'm almost 5 months out and my stomach still itches. No clue why.

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It doesn't last long, but it is extremely aggravating while it is happening! I used extra strength hydrocortozone. It helped, but not entirely. I read another post where it was suggested to lightly slap the area to give the nerves something else to do. I did not know that trick when I was so itchy. I hope it goes away soon!

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After surgery my whole entire body itched from head to toe. The gave me benedryl( sorry for spelling) for but it made it worst. They gave me something else and it put me out completely out. I have begun using coca butter oil for the dry skin I developed after surgery, it has helped. Today the itching is gone.

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I am 7 weeks out today and I actually have clear stitches sticking out in each of my incisions. The nurse tried to snip them down (they are suppose to be dissolvable.) They are driving me insane because they stick through my undies and sometimes my shirt. I am not sure if it's just my body chemistry or what, but I had a heart monitor and it was removed in December and it took about 5 months for the one clear dissolvable stitch sticking out of it to disappear. Sigh..

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Did they use glue? I had an allergic reaction to it. It was miserable. I would wake up itching. I lived on Benadryl for about 2 weeks.

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I had terrible itching too - a reaction to the tape and also itching around my belly button where they pulled out the remnant. Crazy. I also got a yeast infection on my skin around where the bandages were and had to take medication to get it to go away. Good luck, I hope it gets better soon!

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You know I didnt even think to use Benadryl I just though it could be dry skin or maybe my belly is shrinking that's y it's itching lol thank you everyone I'm headed out to get some uhhh I love this website

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I am 7 weeks out today and I actually have clear stitches sticking out in each of my incisions. The nurse tried to snip them down (they are suppose to be dissolvable.) They are driving me insane because they stick through my undies and sometimes my shirt. I am not sure if it's just my body chemistry or what' date=' but I had a heart monitor and it was removed in December and it took about 5 months for the one clear dissolvable stitch sticking out of it to disappear. Sigh..[/quote']

Oh my! I am so glad you posted this! I actually have a stitch sticking out as well! It is driving me crazy. After showering I think I brushed the scab off my largest incision, only on one end, when I asked my DH to take a look at it he tugged at what he thought was "towel lint"......OMG the pain! Now it is really sticking out. I am hoping to get into my Family Doctor tomorrow to be checked and hopefully she can snip it or whatever needs to be done!

I would visit my surgeon but I was a self pay because my insurance did not cover WLS. I had my sleeve done in Dallas and I live in Minneapolis.

I hope your stitch dissolves quickly and thank you again for sharing your story!

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Well I put some Benadryl on my belly so far so good thank you but I have another question I start my purée diet tomorrow how would I know if I'm not ready for it I can drink no problem 16oz in 45 mins that's good right

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You might be reacting to the pain meds. I was given liquid lortab and it made me itch like crazy

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You might be reacting to the pain meds. I was given liquid lortab and it made me itch like crazy

I stop taking them I have red spots in the shape of the tape that was on my belly

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