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    SarahPants asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Oophorectomy and skin changes

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    • Jeana1975's Avatar
      Jeana1975

      Oooh, yes...I just had a full hysterectomy with the removal of a large ovarian tumor on the 15th of August 2012, and I to have noticed my skin has changed miserably. I'm itchy all over, and my skin is extremely dry. I get these itchy little sores, like bug bites or something, especially on my chest and elbows. It's so dry in fact, it's peeling. I cannot remember having skin so dry in all my life. No matter how much lotion I use, nothing seems to cut through that intense dryness. I wondered if it wasn't a reaction to some of my medications, or perhaps I'm still suffering the after effects of having a latex binder put on me after my surgery was completed (I had a severe allergic reaction to the latex in the binder). I can't imagine that a latex allergy would linger this long after taking away the source of the allergen (it's been almost 3 weeks since I last wore the binder). I'm so glad I found this thread, because now I know why I'm so doggone itchy and miserable :( I will keep up with this thread in the hopes of learning how best to repair my skin. Best of luck to you!

      over 6 years ago
    • Jade's Avatar
      Jade

      Though I am several years older than the person asking the question, I have to tell you, my skin aged 12 years in 10 months after my surgery. This has been the most bizarre effect to me as I had no idea what was going on (in the midst of chemo, rehab, blood transfusions, thoracentesis, etc, etc). I expected skin changes at my age but certainly not like I have experienced.

      over 6 years ago
    • Donna1943's Avatar
      Donna1943

      I had no rash but yes, extremely dry skin. A lot of moisturizing lotion of your skin is needed all over. Chemo gives you the dry skin.

      over 6 years ago