I REALLY noticed this! Wearing those snug jeans became for special occasions. Then as soon as I got home, I'd whip them off and on would go the elasticated waist!
When lying on my side at particular angles, I would feel a little stab from the inside out, but I just adjusted myself.
If it's really starting to irritate you, I would go and have a word with your consultant. I remember the advice I was given... "..if it starts bothering you, let me know". He didn't really have any intention of taking them out unless they did. Because of this, I had the first lot removed and the 2nd lot just came out when I had my THR on that side.
Sometimes a loss of weight will mean you'll feel them more - I know I certainly did when I lost the recovery-weight.
Personally, I don't think it will cause damage, but it's always best to get the opinion of a professional if you're concerned. x