Anyone else have hypersensitive skin?

  • Puggymom
  • Murrieta, CA
  • 2 years ago

I'm 15 weeks post tummy tuck and my skin on my stomach is driving me crazy. It's my skin above my belly button to my bra line. It HATES any sensation against it. Its hypersensitive.  I've been wearing stretchy tanks that have a bit of compression as it at least stops anything from brushing against it.  Now I have a rash from wearing them so much.  I found out that Bio Oil on a stomach rash is not a good combo. I'm hoping it goes away soon.  It's weird that I don't have it anywhere else like this area.  I'm thankful for that.  Maybe its just because the other areas are pretty numb. Anyone else have this and did it go away?

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I'm about 2 years post op. The sensitivity went away within months. It was only on my stomach area. I couldn't stand to wear clothes that would brush against it. I wore the compression garments. Miraculously, one day I woke up with no irritation. It does go away. Anything beyond this, I would see a doctor immediately. If you are not getting help from your operating doctor, I urge you to go to someone else. You have had a major surgery ~ please, treat it as such!
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That's Mlander, it just started this week. My wound goes into my vaginal area and when I sit down the pain is worse. It isn't in my stomach but more on the lower left side, from underneath the womb to the panty line..Do you think that's normal....
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Absolutely not! Please, go see your doctor! Even if it turns out to be nothing, you'll feel better having been looked at.
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Hey Ladies, we'll I had my TT Dec 2011 and I have been doing well the only problem I experienced was backaches for 2 weeks following and the tubes for 7 days. My tummy is still numb but that doesn't bother me . I had a great surgeon and I would highly recommend him, I may use him again for breast augmentation revision since it's been almost 14 yrs since I had them done. I would stress one thing following surgery, take your pain meds when your suppose to and don't wait until your in pain. Hang in there it takes time to heal.
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Hello everyone, I'm am a little confused...I'm am entering my six week and for the last four days, I have been having a very painful sensation underneath my wound in my vaginal area. If my clothing or anything touches the area I want to pass out from the pain..I went to the er today and they took blood and also did a high tech..c-scan. The blood work came back fine however, the s-scan came back saying that area had inflammation..which are a sign of infection.. But based off the surgery imflammation is also normal...idk what to think anymore...anyone knows what can help...
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This is a bit to much...
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I'm not understanding , this at all. I went to the emergency room because of the terrible sensitive pain when any clothing touches my vaginal area on one side just below my wound. they did blood work and a c-scan.. When the results came back, my blood work was fine however, the c-scan said I had imflammation in that area and that it was an infection...I have no fever or redness in that area...I'm confused and in pain...
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Omg I'm so glad to hear that the sensitivity is a common factor after surgery. I'm going out of my mind. Scar healing well but the skin around my back and buttocks are unbearable. Feels like 3rd degree burns. I've tried a few different water based balms but nothing is easing the hipper sensitivity. I am 6 weeks post spinal surgery healing slowly but surely. Can anyone advise on a product that may ease the raw feeling on the skin. I can't bare for my clothes to touch it even. Wish you all well. Miserable in ireland
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I just want to say thank you for everyone eho answered/ asked this questions=! Just knowing I wasn'talone made me feel so much better! Has anyone tried putting a numbing cream on the areas? Like Iadicane (sp?)
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HI everyone ..I am on my 2nd week of TT PO I am so glad to hear sensitivity is normal. I cannot even go into the shower and have water hit on my abs to have my muscles get tight and numb and also have this weird vibration. I asked my ps today and he said it was all in my head and I am controlling my muscles to twitch. I was furious today to get that answer from him. I just pray it goes away soon. I don think I can handle it for months. A light touch on my stomach on the right side can trigger the muscles to go crazy. It doesn't hurt but its so annoying ...Its like someone scratching on a chalk board. =( I hope everyone has a speedy recovery ..xoxo
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JOBrown, have you been to any doctors? Have they told you anything about what's causing it? I can't get a straight answer from any doctor I've seen.
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Its been 8yrs ....I cant even wear underpants? my skin is so sensitive it is painful anyone else have this?
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It's been two years ... I still have it. Can't seem to get relief from anything. :( Suggestionis welcome.
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I have had this. I just started using Scar Guard and Scar Away sheets on my scar this week. I did not realize how irritated my scar was until using this stuff made the irritation instantly stop. It has also helped tremendously with the hypersensitivity I had been feeling all over my body. Not sure why, just glad I feel better. I got the Scar Guard at Walgreens, and I ordered the Scar Away sheets on Amazon. I got the 7X1&1/2 sheets and cut them in half longways and use one of them to go all the way across. I have to stretch it a little but I can make one sheet cut in half fit my whole scar. If I am swimming or going to be active and sweaty, painting on the Scar Guard is better, but at other calm, dry times, the Scar Away sheets work. The sheets are skin tone and when I wear them, it is nice to see more what things will look like one day without that red line :) So glad I found something that made me feel so much better so fast :D I hated spending even more money on stuff for this surgery, but the relief I got was worth every cent!
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So good to know! Thanks for sharing. I'm at almost 3 months now and the hypersensitivity has finally passed!! So happy. Hang in there. I'm still having a few problems with my belly button area, but I feel normal again!!
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I am 7 weeks today from a Tt and finally decided to search for an answer about my skin being so super sensitive! I am glad this is fairly common as its driving me crazy! I feel like I have a sunburn just as Gandil6 said. I have been wearing smooth thin camis under my cg. Skin to skin contact nearly sends me over the top! 6 months of this could kill me! Lol!
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Thank you so much for your response ~ any input is greatly appreciated, and yours has been most helpful. I agree that the surgeons do not prepare us for what to expect. That is why this forum is so important! I actually started this whole thing by needing a breast reduction for back pain. I thought, 'why not get the whole mess taken care of at the same time'. So, glad that I did. I'm just down to the nuisance discomfort. I'll continue to use the spanx. Just so glad to know that this isn't uncommon to be experiencing!
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Hi there Miander, the skin sensitivity is because of all the nerves cut at the time and the recovery varies from person to person. If you had a muscle repair knots are a reality as your body learns to move and use the newly tightened muscle. I am at about 7 months now and in reality I didn't feel back to almost myself until about 6 months. Whether that is "normal" or not I guess depends on how much repair was done and our age and fitness beforehand. My lower back problem is the main reason I had the surgery done (so that the abdominals would have a chance of working again) but if not careful my back will still get in trouble. As a physiotherapist going through this the best advice I can now give is to progress slowly with fitness and use compression for as long as you feel you need it. The surgeons give a serious lack of insight and guidance!
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I, too, am crazed with the skin sensitivity. I wear Spanx to keep my clothes away from my skin. I don't sleep with the spanx, but do need to hold my nightgown away from my stomach before retiring for the night. Currently, I'm 7 weeks post-op. I also get a knot that sometimes goes along with the sensitive skin. I'm assuming this is my abdominal muscle. Any ideas? Anyone experience this?
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I, too, am crazed with the skin sensitivity. I wear Spanx to keep my clothes away from my skin. I don't sleep with the spanx, but do need to hold my nightgown away from my stomach before retiring for the night. Currently, I'm 7 weeks post-op. I also get a knot that sometimes goes along with the sensitive skin. I'm assuming this is my abdominal muscle. Any ideas? Anyone experience this?
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Yes LadyDiamond totally normal. I am now at 9 weeks and sensation getting better. Not normal yet but better. My BB was the worst area. Swelling still improving but I think will be around for a while longer.
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I'm 4 wks po and I'm still having weird sensitivity on my tummy. Certain material just does not feel good nor skin to skin contact. I don't know if it's still somewhat numb or what it is. I hope it's just temp and will eventually go away.
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Thank you Gandil6 & Heathpt for the replies. Yes, it is lessening but still there. Working on wearing "normal" clothes as I'm sick of not trying on regular non-stretchy clothes. It is worse at night but is IS improving. I'm 20 weeks now. Swelling is much better too. Night again is the worst for swelling but it isn't anything like it was in the beginning. No supertight awful feeling. Hope you continue to heal & feel great!
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I am at 8 weeks and sensation is normalizing but still not normal. I also had a BB hernia repair at the same time and that is the worst area. Also have lots of swelling what about you?
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I'm only 3 weeks PO TT, I feel like I have a sunburn! Has this gone away for you?
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