Surgery site sore and itchy scar 6 weeks post thyroid lobectomy

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Surgery site sore and itchy scar 6 weeks post thyroid lobectomy

by keric on Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 12/21/07 I had a right thyroid lobectomy due to a 3cm benign tumor. It was not affecting my thyroid function, thank goodness. Off and on my scar itches and gets red and lumpy. I am assuming the scar tissue is healing. But this evening, 6 weeks post surgery, my throat area (i.ie. the surgery site) feels the exact same way as when I came home from the hospital. It's tender and feels weird when I do anything that involves stretching my neck. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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by Leemg on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:00 AM

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I would report this to your surgeon.  There are creams or ointments you can use to help heal the wound.  The scar site may be coming in contact with something that is causing irritation.  I had extreme redness and inflammation after a TT and my skin was reacting to the invisible tape they had put across it.  Once that was removed and a soothing antinflam-matory cream applied it became less and less of a problem and has healed very well. 

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by Shoshie on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:00 AM

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Did you move your neck around almost right after the surgery to get the skin stretching a little?  My surgeon told me immediately (even as I just awoke from the anesthesia) to start moving my neck gently side to side and up and down so that site didn't get tight.  When I got home, he said as hard as it will be, rub with a little pressure the site of incision with vitamin e from capsule.  After dermabond was removed I started applying Scar Zone and have ever since.  (My TT was in April 07).  I would speak w/surgeon and report what you are feeling though.  Good Luck!

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by denmurpar on Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/2/2008 keric wrote:

On 12/21/07 I had a right thyroid lobectomy due to a 3cm benign tumor. It was not affecting my thyroid function, thank goodness. Off and on my scar itches and gets red and lumpy. I am assuming the scar tissue is healing. But this evening, 6 weeks post surgery, my throat area (i.ie. the surgery site) feels the exact same way as when I came home from the hospital. It's tender and feels weird when I do anything that involves stretching my neck. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

my daugther is almost 4 posts post surgery for same size tumor which was malignant and she has the same symptoms off and on. She has itchiness, reddness, sore and even a little bump there I think there may be an underground stitch that did not resolve. I think some are allergic. to the under the surface stitches. She is doing ok most of the time but has said her neck area around the scar is still very sore, like you describe, the same soreness she had right after surgery.  Be sure to have checked for infection, and if not it takes longer sometimes for some to heal. Good luck

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by Leemg on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:00 AM

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I read the recommendations from your doctor and found them to be informative.  I just had a neck dissection and dealing with a stiff, red and swollen neck.  I'll take his advise about stretching as it feels so tight, of course, the swelling doesn't help.  I've been using ice, can't wait till the swelling goes down.  I've also used Scar Zone in the past and found it to be helpful so once the redness etc. go away I'll also give that a try.  Thanks!

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by ShelbySCS on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:00 AM

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I had a TT on 6/1/07 and at times my scar still gets red and itchy. Maybe it is normal?  I've never really asked anyone. Anyone out there who had a TT six months ago still have scar irritation?

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by denmurpar on Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/8/2008 ShelbySCS wrote:

I had a TT on 6/1/07 and at times my scar still gets red and itchy. Maybe it is normal?  I've never really asked anyone. Anyone out there who had a TT six months ago still have scar irritation?

yes, my daugther is over 4 months out of surgery and still has itchy and red bump on it off and on. Also soreness in neck area. She gets frustrated by it but someone said she might be alergic to internal stitches. we are trying to be patient. She rubs the zinc cream on it often and that helps. I hope this helps you.

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by denmurpar on Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 2/8/2008 ShelbySCS wrote:

I had a TT on 6/1/07 and at times my scar still gets red and itchy. Maybe it is normal?  I've never really asked anyone. Anyone out there who had a TT six months ago still have scar irritation?
Have you gotten any feedback from anyone who has had this issue with red, itchy and occassional irritation to the incision site after this long? We are over 4 months out and still are dealing with it. I contemplated antibiotics but dont think it's infected. Also very dark and red where some scar sites after 4 months you cant even see. let me know if you learn anything further. Thanks, Denise

 

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by sickofit on Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:00 AM

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I had a subtotal(all of left lobe and most of right) six months ago.  I am still experiencing the weird feeling around the surgical site and getting small pimple like bumps on scar. I also get very sore higher up just under my chin at the top of my neck.  The surgeon said that has nothing to do with the surgery yet it began the day after surgery.  I was just diagnosed with RA and waiting to find out if I have Sjogren's too.  I am thinking the Sjogren's might be causing the soreness at the top of my throat.  Anyone else with any of this?

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by Lovey529 on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:07 PM

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Hi - you sure hit home.  I just had a thyroid lobectomy and they discovered it is cancerous and I am headed back for a 2nd surgery next week.  I also have Sjogren's Syndrome.

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