I had a splenectomy 4 years ago, and weighed 316lbs at the time. It ended up being an open surgery, and the wound got infected and took several months to heel completely. I have a 12 inch horizontal scar along my waist, which didn't really bother me too much (pain wise) before now. Currently I am finding if I lay on that side, (which is my favorite way to sleep) I get really bad pain in the scarred area... even after I stand up I have pain for a few minutes to an hour.
My first guess is that since there isn't as much "cushion" around it, there is more pressure being put on it.. but that's just a guess. Has anybody else experienced changes in scar tissue pain after losing some weight? I realize this could be an obscure problem, but I am very curious
Also, if anybody has any tips on what to do about it, that would be great.. I mean besides don't lay on my side lol