Occasionally my scar will itch but overall it hasn't given me much trouble.
However I do experience something odd about a scar - several times a year I develop a bump or hive, that will itch. It's very close to my ostomy scar (near my left ovary, the scar is about 2 inches long). My surgeon said he's never heard of a bump appearing near a scar that itches but then disappears for months at a time. I can always tell when I'm about to get this bump, my jeans feel tight in this area and sure enough, there it is.
But my colon resection scar (huge vertical scar, 6 inches long and with a wide divide, unlike the ostomy scar) has barely given me trouble.
I would ask your surgeon about it.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening