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How long does it take the incision site to heal

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Never the same again: Often a significant wound takes about 4-6 wks to heal, but it will never be the same. Once cut/injured, you will have a scar at the site and this rema ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Congratulations. It takes 6 weeks to heal from a csection and during that time your incision may feel a little hard because there is inflammation ther ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Several factors to: consider. Nobody does full abdomenal incisions, so one can assume laparoscopic. BUT depends a LOT on the underlying disease and residual pain. The sca ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Is the incision ove: Is the incision over the elbow joint. If your arthritis is still active, that could explain it. See rheumatologist and see what they think.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Common: Itching at the site of an incision is not uncommon and may be due to small nerve fibers regenerating in the skin around the scar as well as a change i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Red, warm, pus: The area would be red, warm, indurated, and possibly pussy drainage.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unsure: Depending on how your surgery was done, you could expect to have some pain for up to 4 or 6 months. The only way to get a really good idea of the cau ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Prep Solution: I am guessing that you are describing the betadine-based prep favored by some surgeons to sterilize the skin before surgery; this wears off over the n ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Sorry to hear: From what you're saying, it probably means it's time to followup with your spinal surgeon. Although we can list out a list of possible reasons, it's ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Normal...: The cut end of the nerves slowly grow back......new nerve endings can be very sensitive.

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