I had an abdominal hysterectomy with a fibroid tumor removal nine weeks ago. The tumor that was removed was 15 centimeters and the "neck" on it looks to be around one and one-half centimeters in width; I received twenty-one staples from an inch above my navel to just above my pubic hair line. I have healed on the surface. Initially, there was no pain and I have not had to take any medication. There is a numb area on my stomach to the left of the incision site (about the size of a half-dollar); just below my navel I am experiencing pain underneath that area. It almost feels like something is moving around. The pain is a burning, throbbing pain; I really feel it when I attempt to do normal activity or even blow my nose. My doctor has released me to go back to work and I don’t want to be worrisome if what I am experiencing is scar tissue or normal healing. I just need some advice. Thanks
Welcome to the forum and I am glad to help you out. The pains/numbness which you're having could possibly be due to the damage which occurs to the nerves at the time of incision and as the recovery happens this numbness goes away.
However, if you have any tenderness along the stitch line and there's associated fever, then there's a possibility of a stitch line infection causing the pain and you'll need to consult your surgeon for the same. I sincerely hope this medical information helps. Take care.
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