Is this a normal looking incision wound? - Endometriosis UK

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Is this a normal looking incision wound?

Hi, I am 11 days post op. My incision wound looks like this. Is this how it should look? No smell or pain. I have had it covered up until now (have changed the dressing a few times). Do I keep it covered or leave it open from now on? What do I do? Do I clean it? When will it look normal? Thanks :)

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I would defiantly get that checked out. I don’t think it should look like that after 11 days. Mine never looked like that. Ring to see a nurse tomorrow hun x

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Mine looked like that for about 2 weeks. Then, after 2 weeks I started getting it wet and it started improving. I would say comparing to mine, this looks normal, are they dissolvable stitches? Mine were left uncovered from the 2nd or 3rd day on advice from the nurse who discharged me. 🙂

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think the wound might have continued to bleed and a blood clots formed, see a nurse or gp asap incase your incisions opened x

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Yes this is not at all normal please go to your gp immediately . Generally gp are responsible for post operative stitch care .

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Thanks all I’ve booked an appointment at my gp and will be seen soon by the nurse xx

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It looks like it's healed but the glue has stayed on. Perhaps the doc / nurse needs to look at it, as they may remove it to see what's happening. If it doesn't smell it should be fine, it may just irritate and tickle a bit.

The glue on mine fell off when the scab came off and left a hole which looks like what yours will do when it's got no scab.

I would leave it open if it's not going to catch on any clothing, and use colloidal silver (gel or liquid from amazon) to wipe clean once a day - obviously if nurse gives you some cream, use that. Definitely get the colloidal silver anyway as it's a good medicine cabinet addition :)

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Thank you I will order it off amazon now!! 😊

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Well that was a waste of my time!! I had it covered with a dressing and when I walked into the room the nurse said straight away without removing the dressing ‘that’s not infected’ because there was nothing oozing through the dressing!!! I asked her to have a look at the wound itself and she did and just made me feel stupid saying ‘well what do you expect? that’s what happens when something is being prodded about in your stomach’. Still don’t feel 100% confident!!

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Sometimes people are so rude. You’ve had a procedure and not sure what to expect from the recovering incisions. She could have been nicer to you. Hope you’re ok. If you still don’t feel like it’s right in a couple of days. Go back, that’s what they are there for x

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Aww, oh dear, that doesn't sound very polite of her :( I had the same when I went to my doc about my stitches (there was a little lump under one and my belly button one wasn't healing). I was told, "well you have a check up with your specialist in a week, don't you, so ask him then" hmph.

So it isn't just you that feels that way.

If it's not red and swollen or oozing it's probably fine, perhaps have a bath, if you can get into one yet, and soak, it may do some good, it may help soften the scab a little and make you feel better :)

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That was really rude . I would suggest you walk into a AnE of d place u had surgery . One if d nurses should see and sort this out for you .

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Hi there , I took my dressing off the day after and showered to wash excess blood plug away. I think it looks ok but you must let air at it otherwise it wont heal. It looks too moist. Let air at it, showrr and let dry naturally. If you get any discharge or pain of fever then seek medical help or if your still not comfortable also seek medical help. xx

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My wound looked exactly like that. I was advised to keep mine covered for about two weeks. The blood pooled and dried and went really hard and shiny. It was not sore, there was no smell. Once I was brave and knew it should in theory be healed underneath, I very gently cleaned around with salt water in a cotton tip. Gently it came away. It was essentially a big scab. Once I had eased it away it was lovely and clean underneath. Not sure and healed really well. X

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