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Heat/swelling at incision???
« on: October 11, 2011, 04:45:12 PM »
HI! I've been reading a lot about swelling that remains weeks post-op and seems to be normal. I have swelling still, surgery was July 20, but also the are around the incision feels warm to touch. I notice it all the time, not just post exercise. Is anyone else having this? Maybe it's just part of the healing process and related to the swelling. Otherwise feeling good and keeping up with the program! Thanks for all the posts, I love this site.


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Re: Heat/swelling at incision???
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 05:26:45 PM »
Redness, swelling and heat are all signs of an infection, if you suspect it in the least for sure call your doctors office.

I had some swelling but it was all the way up and down my leg.  Is it just around your incision?

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Re: Heat/swelling at incision???
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 07:33:19 PM »
I am at about the same point in the healing process.  I have noticed that it always gets warmer around my incision especially after I work out.  I suspect there is more tearing and healing in that area.  That is why I love my ice packs so much.

I haven't noticed swelling as much though.  I agree that if it is red and swollen along with the heat, I would check out if there is some infection.

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Re: Heat/swelling at incision???
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 05:00:19 AM »
thanks all. yeah obxpelican, the swelling is just around the incision. i don't believe there's any infection though, it's not red or inflamed. seems to be subsiding now albeit slowly.


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Re: Heat/swelling at incision???
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 03:14:26 AM »
I think it is always warmer around the incision...and it itches all the time. I think it is our minds playing tricks on us.

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