too much pressure on Incisions, am I doing damage?? Started by: Alex

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  • Alex 15
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    So I’m 4 days PO today and my incisions are still bandaged up which will be changed during my post op on Tuesday. Due to swelling and having to wear not only a post op bra but also a strap across the top to push them in place I feel like there is far too much pressure on my incision area, it’s really painful, today I changed into a slightly bigger post op bra to relive some of the pain but my incisions still feel pressured at the bottom and are stinging, however, I need to wear both item but I’m scared I’m doing damage ??? 🙁

    Ashleigh 7
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    Hi Alex how did you get on? I’m 7dpo and I’m feeling the same my incisions are so sore but I can’t see them due to all the tape I’m wrapped in. Everything else seems fine. I’m just worrying about my incisions because I can’t actually see them they just feel so nippy and stabby today. Yesterday they were itching which I took as a good sign but today hasn’t really been a good day. I feel I’m freaking out a bit. Am I infected without knowing? Can’t wait till first post op app on Tuesday. The unknown is killing me ? xxx

    Alex 15
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    Honestly don’t worry about it too much!! In the end mine were fine, if you think about it that’s the part of you that has been cut open of course it’s going to hurt!! What helped me was getting a bra that was less tight round my band and sitting up straighter when I slept, but they’re shouldn’t be an infection it will just be your body reacting! xx

    Alex 15
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    If you’re wearing a strap, discuss with your nurse wether you actually need it, because my surgeon gave me permission after 4 days to stop and that helped with the pressure too x

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