U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 35-year-old member asked:

could scar tissue from my appendectomy make it more difficult to have a c-section?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Rarely: If you had a ruptured appendix that can sometimes cause more scar tissue.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Only if complicated : Rarely will the appendectomy scar cause a problem with a c-section scar when the former is a mcburney type incision (#3 in picture and the most common) and the lattter is a pfannenstiel incision (#9 in picutre and most common). In rare instances of rupture and abscess and wound dehiscence interference could be possible but unlikely.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
No: There should not be a problem if you had a "usual" incision.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
It's possible: Any previous surgery can complicate your future surgery. After surgery, adhesions form within days of surgery on the inside of your body. During your next surgery or c-section, the surgeon may encounter these adhesions and depending on how extensive they are, the surgery could become complicated and longer. This is usually due to distorted anatomy and scar tissue.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 28-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of mixed connective tissue disease in pregnancy?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Connective tissue disorders vary in severity and effect on pregnancy. The most common effect can be decreased blood flow to the baby which can result in problems raning from poor growth, low fluid to stillbirth. It may also increase your risk of high blood pressure of pregnancy. You should talk to your rheumatologist and OB before getting pregnant to optimize your chances of a healthy pregnancy.
A 43-year-old member asked:

If I plan on having a c-section, what can I do to prevent a wound infection?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Use an over-the-counter anti-bacterial soap on the lower abdominal area at lease 1 to 2 days before the caesarian section and do not shave the area of hair. Let the or team do the hair removal prep immediately before the delivery.
Dr. Donny Peterson
A Verified Doctor commented
A US doctor answered Learn more
Dr. Chin is correct. Also, keep the dressing in place until instructed to remove it, no baths until after your OB clears it, and wash your hands before any dressing change. If you have a history of skin infections (MRSA), your OB should be informed.
Jul 30, 2013
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to get rid of discoloration from acne scars?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Yes!: There are many products on the market that can even out your skin complexion. I like topical niacinamide and topical vitamin b.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Hey I was wondering what is the best cream to use for post-acne dark spots / scars?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Many Options: Avoid products with mineral oil, propylene glycol, petrolatum and even shea butter as these ingredients may clog pores and make acne worse. Skinceuticals, obagi, and cosmo grade may be great resources for you.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jan 21, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.