Belly Button Sensitivity – Normal

Posted by miss m on Thursday, November 3, 2011 @ 3:44pm in General Blather, Hysterectomy, Sickness and Health Issues |

My darn belly button has been so tender and sensitive. It’s just so annoying to have anything brush/rub/push/touch it right now and has been for several days. So I called my doctor’s nurse just to make sure that was ok. (You know, a normal part of healing rather than a sign something is wrong.)

She said that so long as it’s not weeping (it’s not), or puffy (nope) or looking overly red or weird (neither) that most likely, it’s just the nerves reattaching and re-finding each other. They get severed and disrupted from surgery and need to reconnect. In a sense, it’s a good thing that it’s aggravated because that means it’s healing.

She also said if I am going to do any long term sitting with pants on, to put something between it and my pants. A little piece of a pad, or cotton or something like that to help until it calms down. She said it shouldn’t last more than another couple weeks. (She said they wouldn’t expect it to continue on as far as Thanksgiving for example. And I’m in there on the 17th so if I’m still having problems, they can double-check at that time.)

Anyway, I thought it was good news and just wanted to share. 😀

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