weird lump along surgery scar?!

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qwerty1
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   Posted 4/22/2011 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just been discharged from hospital this morning after having a Proctocolectomy and temp loop ileostomy. Its all healed well and the bag is working etc. However I've just noticed that along the scar from the surgery (6 inches long going past my belly button) underneath the skin I can feel something thin and hard and it definitely has a corner to it...kind of like a staple?! It is literally right under the surface of the skin, but doesn't hurt or anything. Anyone have any idea what this might be?!
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:
Spasmonal x 3, Cyclizine x 3, Tramadol x 6, MSR (slow-release Morphine) x 4, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins

ducridr
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   Posted 4/22/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I would just make a quick call to the surgeon's office and ask. It's better to be safe rather than sorry.
Ducridr - 37 - female

Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007
J-Pouch surgery #1 of 3 on 8/21/2009!!!
Surgery #2 - 1/4/2010
Surgery #3 - 3/23/2010

qwerty1
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   Posted 4/22/2011 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I would but i think the offices are closed til tuesday cos of easter and bank holiday weekend!

24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:
Spasmonal x 3, Cyclizine x 3, Tramadol x 6, MSR (slow-release Morphine) x 4, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins
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