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My friend came over with his two little dogs last night. The 15 pounder was trying to lick me to death and she stepped on my stomach and now it really hurts NEAR the incision but not exactly on it. I'm three weeks out and the bandages and steri-strips have come off a while ago, and of course I was wearing a shirt but I'm just surprised at how much it hurts. I don't see any difference in the incision, and it doesn't feel hot to the touch or bruised or swollen. I took tylenol, but it didn't help.

I'd try to call my surgery center, but they never return my calls. Any suggestions? Should I be concerned?

Edited by lizonaplane

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I don't want to go so far as to say that you shouldn't be concerned, just chiming in with my experience that a dozen or so times, I was convinced I'd done something terrible (accidentally picking up something too heavy, bending over too much, twisting the wrong way, etc and then being really sore) and it always ended up OK.

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Unless you have an underlying issue with your incisions you’ll be fine after that time. Nerve regeneration can cause hypersensitivity and pain that makes something that would normally not hurt be painful. Topical lidocaine can help.

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It is times like these that try our souls.

Maybe getting the dogs some treats will help smooth over their trauma. If you handle things just so your relationship with your friend may not suffer over much, though the dogs may never forgive you.

You mention calling your surgical center. The dogs will likely appreciate other sources of treats and affection.

Remember, this is not about you. It's about the dogs.

Good luck,

Tek

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I sneezed once and felt sore for hours.

(and I turned out ok, 😂)

Edited by ms.sss

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I have a 15 pounds dog and their little paws can be like little pokers sometimes. I would imagine if it was just near the incision it should be fine. Sorry that you can’t just get guidance from your surgery center. My primary care doctor’s office is unresponsive like that and I am going to go to this one last annual appointment just so I can talk to him personally to let him know what is going on with his staff and then changing doctors (unless he convinces me otherwise but I doubt it).

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