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    Default Travel Post Op

    I had my surgery 9/15/17 and have traveled by plane a couple of times since the surgery. I've noticed that now I have to be searched when going through security based on the heat map on the scan.

    Has anyone had this happen to them since the surgery? I didn't have the full feel up before the surgery and travel quite extensively for my work.

    would love some thoughts on this one!!!



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    I have never heard of that.
    Did someone tell you why that was exactly?
    Can they see something has changed inside?
    That actually freaks me out...
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    Default Re: Travel Post Op

    No it just keeps happening...I thought I would ask people on here.

    I guess I need to send a note to my surgeon. It's really weird...



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    Default Re: Travel Post Op

    It is a heat map?
    So they can't see the staple line?
    The staples have the same temperature as the rest of the body of course, but maybe they do give a different image?
    Please let us know, what your surgeon says?
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    Default Re: Travel Post Op

    My surgery was 11/14 and I've traveled several times without any change. I have TSA pre-check but I still go thru body scanners. I've done both the regular and the full body scan without incident.


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    Default Re: Travel Post Op

    I have flown several times since the surgery and have not had any issues. I even flew to Europe. No issues there either.



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