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Did anyone have anything similar? 7 days post op and I am insanely itchy and red circles around incision. I’ve been trying not to scratch (I have waken up up scratching). I also have a hard knot under the bruised incision to the left of my belly button.

I had a lot of blood loss during surgery and ended up staying from Wednesday until Sunday in the hospital to get my blood count stabilized. Just now getting to where I can move around easier, but that left side.. helps with a binder or holding something against it when bending or raising up..

I think I just need someone to tell me I’m not the only one? lol… everyone I personally know that’s have sleeve or bypass it was so easy, no extended hospital, no crazy bruising.. I read up on what could happen, just didn’t think it would go this way. Pity party for one? lol

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Could be contact dermatitis and you may need a hydrocortisone cream. Chat to your doctor.

I typically end up with contact dermatitis if I wear a band-aid/plaster too long. Ended up with a really bad case around all my incision sites.

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my doctor told me if I had a red ring or warm to the touch I needed to call in. Might be infected eventough it doesnt look like it from the picture but always best to be safe :)

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Call your surgeon to discuss the incisions and the bruising/hard lump. You look like you *might* be having an allergic reaction to the glue. It isn't unusual. Some of us are blessed (cursed) like that! I had a bad reaction to it and a veteran of the surgery advised me to ask my doctor for mometasome cream because the hydrocortisone wasn't working. OMG, the mometasome cream worked overnight! It was so much relief... I was really grateful.

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On 2/22/2024 at 8:11 PM, ChunkCat said:

Call your surgeon to discuss the incisions and the bruising/hard lump. You look like you *might* be having an allergic reaction to the glue. It isn't unusual. Some of us are blessed (cursed) like that! I had a bad reaction to it and a veteran of the surgery advised me to ask my doctor for mometasome cream because the hydrocortisone wasn't working. OMG, the mometasome cream worked overnight! It was so much relief... I was really grateful.

I agree here. I also had the reaction to the surgical glue. The incisions were red, swollen, warm to the touch and itchy. Best to discuss with doctor and have them take a look. My bruising were minimal tho.

Doctor advise to hydrocortisone 1%, but it wasn’t helping much, then I tried mometasome after knowing it might work, but both not working well. The itch comes and goes for me and it took me 4 weeks for it to be gone.

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Natural to feel itchy and discomfort but if you are running a fever or pus/liquid is coming out, or the incision has a bad smell, please see a doctor asap.

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