rash after surgery
guest

Boston, MA

#1 Jun 3, 2011
Hello,
I am wondering if anyone else had this problem. I had inguinal hernia surgery two weeks ago on my right side. Every went well for over a week. About 9 days after surgery, still had swelling so I was trying to keep my scrotum/testicles elevated while sleeping. I was wearing boxer briefs and a pair of shorts with inner lining (not the best breathable shorts). Next day, woke up with an itch in my crotch. Put some J&J powder in it and seemed to help. But itching persisted - went to bed the next night (Day 10, May 31) and woke with a lot of itching on the right inner thigh and itching on my right side of my belly. On the left side of my scrotum, skin was very moist, itchy and leathery. I went to the store and bought some jock itch medication. The scrotum issue seems to be in control. However, on my right side I still have a rash on my thigh and right belly side. Could this be in any way related to the surgery?
Thank you.
Hmmmm

Pensacola, FL

#2 Jun 4, 2011
The rash sounds unusual and possibly not related to surgery. The tape used in bandaging can cause a rash that will persist for a while. I would see you PCP.
guest

Boston, MA

#3 Jun 4, 2011
Hmmmm wrote:
The rash sounds unusual and possibly not related to surgery. The tape used in bandaging can cause a rash that will persist for a while. I would see you PCP.
Yes, I think you are right. I do not think it is directly related to the surgery. I think it could be jock itch (from when I was trying to elevate my scrotum by wearing boxer briefs and nylon shorts - creating a damp environment). I could have spread the jock itch to my side by itching - smart.
Now, instead of little red dots, I have red, itchy blotches on my right outer thigh (about 4x4 inches) and on my right "love handle" (about 1x2 inches). The weird thing is that it is all on one side. I do see a couple of red dots on my left side, but those seem to be disappearing.
I bought Selsun Blue and some multi-vitamins, thinking this could be a fungal situation. I see my surgeon on Monday, hopefully he will have some input. I will also make an appointment with my PCP. I marked the area of the rash with a pen to outline the borders to see if things change. Any input would be very helpful.
Paula

New London, MO

#4 Jan 15, 2013
My mother in law had hernia surgery almost a week so for and still is in lots pain and has a rash on her stomache and both arms, is this something to worry bout.
dave

Escondido, CA

#5 Mar 9, 2013
my wife had hernia surgery 8 days ago she has developed a rash all over her stomache it ichs real bad doc says dont worrie about it canu help
patty

Shreve, OH

#6 May 8, 2013
I have a rash too on my belly, arms and back and it's getting worst and it itches too.
patty

Shreve, OH

#7 May 8, 2013
patty wrote:
I have a rash too on my belly, arms and back and it's getting worst and it itches too.
I had Hernia surgery too.
Ricky

South Africa

#9 Feb 4, 2014
Hi, i had a hernia Op On wed 29 january, and ive got a rash on both sides of my groin area, and my ball sack is also red and extremly ichy? Is this just part of the operation? And ive also been feeling everytime i lie down, feels like my Legs Get Numb? What could that be?
todd1w13

Bethlehem, PA

#10 May 19, 2015
Same experience, 8 days post inguinal hernia mesh surgery. Prickly rash on upper hip incision side. Could this have something to do with the mesh or infection?

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