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Cesarean scar still hurts me even 15 months later, what is wrong?

Cesarean scar still hurts me even 15 months later, what is wrong?

A scar: can be a nidus of inflammation and may have adhesions to deeper structures. Consider scar deactivation (with or without electrical stimulation) or/ and scar injection (.5 to 1% Lidocaine w normal saline) through an acupuncturist as one option to improve pain. ...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


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Can you tell me more about cesarean scar still hurts sometimes even 15 months later?

Can you tell me more about cesarean scar still hurts sometimes even 15 months later?

This can be: Medically evaluated to assess further. If no specific findings - consider acupuncture to include scar deactivation (with and without electrical stimulation) or scar injection (not steroids). ...Read more

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If u had cesarean a month ago can u be able to wet ur scar the fatter u r does that mean ur scar will take longer to heal?

If u had cesarean a month ago can u be able to wet ur scar the fatter u r does that mean ur scar will take longer to heal?

Ok if healed: If the scar is healed then getting wet is fine. If there is discharge, leaking or the wound is open, then dressing changes are used until healed. The more fat, the longer it can take to heal. Rarely, it needs to be closed at a second operation. The best thing to do is to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello. My wife did a cesarean section last month. And now the left side of the scar is hurting really bad. The right side is all okay. Why is that?

Hello. My wife did a cesarean section last month. And now the left side of the scar is hurting really bad. The right side is all okay. Why is that?

Healing: It takes 6-9 months for pain from cesarean to go away. Eventually for nearly 99% of women the pain will go away completely withe time. Sometimes there is a trapped nerve that needs to be treated with steroid injections and pain medication injections, but that's fairly rare. She should see her doctor if after 4-6 months not getting better, but right now, still completely normal. ...Read more

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Doc, it's been almost two month now after giving birth with cesarean operation. There's a portion of my scar that explode with water.Is that normal?

Doc, it's been almost two month now after giving birth with cesarean operation.  There's a portion of my scar that explode with water.Is that normal?

Wound seroma: No, that is not normal. You probably have a wound seroma and you should be seen by your ob/gyn. The wound needs to be drained, flushed and then packed with wet gauze (or its equivalent) and the dressing needs to be changed twice daily for up to many weeks. It will heal from the inside out and once it heals completely the scar will look the same as if the wound had not opened. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is hives on my left thigh, buttocks, where my cesarean section scar is and my stomach. 2 days now. What could be causing this?

I have what I believe is hives on my left thigh, buttocks, where my cesarean section scar is and my stomach. 2 days now. What could be causing this?

Hard to know: Unfortunately, the location of hives offers little diagnostic information. Assuming this is new for your, the most common cause is infection (often very minor in nature) resulting in activation of innate immune pathways in skin that trigger mast cells. Usually, hives resolve and we never know the cause. For other causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa ...Read more

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Does kprf leave scars?

Generally not: Keratosis pilaris rubra faceii involves excess keratin production (small bumps) on the face which is often inflamed, causing the redness. Since it generally does not involve infection, it usually does not leave scars unless someone picks at the bumps. If it is irritating you enough that you are picking, seek help from your dermatologist. If it scars, you need to see derm to r/o something else. ...Read more

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How to remove my scars?

Improve not remove: A be scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. However they generally cannot be removed. Discuss with a dermatologist after first .Controlling the outbreaks. ...Read more

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What is involved in revising a scar?

What is involved in revising a scar?

Excision: Scar revision usually involves excising the scar and re-closing the area in layers. Deep sutures are typically used to provide dermal support which minimizes scarring. Also, depending on the location and orientation of the scar, the surgeon may decide to perform local tissue rearrangement (such as a z-plasty) to better conceal a scar. Post-operative scar management is also important. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Cesarean Section (Definition)

Cesarean delivery is the most commonly performed life-saving surgery in obstetrics; it involves safe delivery of the fetus(es) via an incision on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman, thus ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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