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   Posted 11/10/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a bowel resection on October 1st and am looking for suggestions as to what I can put on my incision to help it heal the best.  The incision is about 5 inches long next to my belly button.  I know my bikini modeling career is over (ha ha), but I am young and don't want a horrible scar visible in the summer time.  My surgeon did an incredible job and its already healing well.  He told me to put vitamin E lotion on it.  That's what I have been doing.  I have heard products like Mederma are a rip off.
Any thoughts?  Thank you!!!!!
26 year old female
 Married to the most loving and supportive man
Just Graduted with my Master's Degree in Social Work
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2004 after my gallbladder was removed 
Been on Prednisone, Asacol, and Remicade
Too many flare ups to count
Been hospitalized five times in the past year (thank you morphine)
Had Bowel Resection October 1st, 2008 (18 inches of small intestine was taken out)
Currently in remission but still taking Imuran
Couldn't do it without my family, especially my mom
Have the greatest doctor in the world and will fight this disease til the end!

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   Posted 11/10/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard the opposite that Mederma works, go figure. I always hear alot of good stuff about scars and Vitamin E too. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
My plastic/hand surgeon had me use Vitamin E cream on my fingers to help reduce the scars. I had the joints on two fingers opened completely to take out large cysts that had caused open holes in my knuckles. they looked awful prior to the surgery. I can only find them with a magnifying glass now.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, lupus, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, peripheral artery disease, degenerative disc disease, and a host of other medical problems.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/10/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   

I cut open vitamin E capsules and rubbed it on my scar before I went to bed. Good luck!

dx'd with Crohns 1984, I was in  remission for 12 years
Bowel Resection surgery 2006

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   Posted 11/10/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Im with Irishmom, the vitamin E capsule cut open was great for my scars. Jo
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