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Doctor insights on: C Section Scar Swelling

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Is my c section scar wrong?

Is my c section scar wrong?

Unable to assess: Its not possible to assess your scar without an exam. Are you having any problems with the scar such as pain, redness, keloid formation, discharge, etc? Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Stitches don't dissolve in C-section scar, do they?

Stitches don't dissolve in C-section scar, do they?

If they are...: Absorbable, they will. If they are permanent, they will have to be removed. If they are not visible, they are probably absorbable. Ask your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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It is normal for a c-section scar to still hurt, red, and itch after 2 yrs?

It is normal for a c-section scar to still hurt, red, and itch after 2 yrs?

Not usually: Scar deactivation with or without electrical stimulation can be performed by an acupuncturist ; is remarkably helpful for symptomatic post-surgical scars. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen c-section scar 8 days after the c-section? When will it go away?

Is it normal to have swollen c-section scar 8 days after the c-section? When will it go away?

Scar: Yes. C seciton scars will be swollen for several months. Everyone heals differently and depending on the closure method, it is not unusual to have a red appearing scar for several months. ...Read more

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My c-section scar is fairly immobile; w/ uncomfortable pulling when I move quickly. Is there any research regarding fascial rammifications of this sx?

My c-section scar is fairly immobile; w/ uncomfortable pulling when I move quickly. Is there any research regarding fascial rammifications of this sx?

It's adherent scar: It sounds like the scar is stuck to the deep fascia. This is a common problem, and there are no ramifications except for the symptoms and the appearance. If the scar is new it may loosen with time. Otherwise, a scar revision (with or without a tummy tuck or mini-tuck) can release the scar. ...Read more

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Why would a 30 year old C-section scar itch?

Why would a 30 year old C-section scar itch?

Uncommon: Sometimes, women feel an incision will "itch" after a c-section. As long as there aren't any signs of redness or swelling around the incision, it usually just means that the incision is healing. In your case, it is uncommon for it to itch so many years after surgery. Speak to your physician and have it examined. ...Read more

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How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

How long does it take a c-section scar to heal?

Depends: The scar itself is waterproof in 2 days but most surgeons don't recommend swimming or soaking in water for 2 weeks. Scar maturation however ( the process from injury to well healed and normal scar) can take 12-18 months. Sometimes longer. Most obstetricians like patients to wait 6 weeks before heavy lifting or strenuous activity. My abdominoplasty patients are given the same restrictions. ...Read more

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It's been 12yrs. Why is c-section scar so sensitive?

It's been 12yrs. Why is c-section scar so sensitive?

Scar Tissue can: Scar tissue can trap nerve endings. In my practice I find lidocaine mixed with a little Decadron (dexamethasone) can shrink the scar and decrease pain. It works well. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a C-section scar to fade?

About a year: Most scar take about a year to fully mature. The reddness may get better but the scar will never fade completely. Protect it from the sun, massage and moisturizer it, pressure and topical silicone may help improve its appearance. ...Read more

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Getting sharp twinges across my C-section scar on right side, also pain when havin sex... Plz help?

Getting sharp twinges across my C-section scar on right side, also pain when havin sex... Plz help?

Pain: Pain in the c-section scar is common. Chronic pain is usually the result of some nerve entrapment. Acute pain could be some spasm of the tissues (muscles). If what you described is ongoing, see your obgyn doc to discuss further work up and treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more