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csutherland

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Jerry's AVR was over 8 yrs ago and his sternum has been healed up forever. For a few weeks he has complained of terrible itching around the upper part of the incision. I can't see any sign of a rash of any kind, and today he said, "could this be right in front of my ascending aortic aneurysm?" I have no idea, but that surely wouldn't itch, then I wondered if the incision itself could start acting up at this late date.
Weird questions, I know, but does anyone have any ideas?
 

Debbrn

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My scar has itched years after my surgery. I think in my case the skin is just a little dry. Putting lotion on it when it itches seems to help a lot.

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Bina

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Changing soap or shampoo, or some clothing detergents seem to affect my scar area.
You may want to try and rule out these things and see how it goes.
 

Lily

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Jerry's AVR was over 8 yrs ago and his sternum has been healed up forever. For a few weeks he has complained of terrible itching around the upper part of the incision. I can't see any sign of a rash of any kind, and today he said, "could this be right in front of my ascending aortic aneurysm?" I have no idea, but that surely wouldn't itch, then I wondered if the incision itself could start acting up at this late date.
Weird questions, I know, but does anyone have any ideas?
Well, this probably isn't the brightest answer but I think if it was me I'd call the surgeon's office about it, especially since it seems to be something internal. Can't hurt; might help. Hoping he's fine :)

Oh, I just thought again, didn't he have an internal fungus issue several years ago; am I remembering correctly?
 

Jkm7

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I'd be apt to call PCP all these years after the surgery. If, indeed, he had an internal fungus in the past, I would not just ignore this.

Let us know how it goes.
Best wishes.
 

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