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Hard Lump Above C Section Scar
I have a painful lump on the right side just a bit below my c-section scar its not scar tissue. I don't feel the lump on the other side either. Lymph?
Needs exam: This is a very specific question that will require a doctor to see it and feel it to voice an opinion. ...Read more
Had an ultra sound lower abdomen just below c -section scar and results came back stating the lump I felt was fat. Could this become cancerous?
No: There are tumors (sarcomas) which are cancers of connective tissue (which is type of tissue, along with fat, that's under your scar). Lumps under cesraean section scars are usually scars that can take years to dissolve and go away. The chances of this lump under your cesarean become cancer is very very very close to zero. Doctor can inject with steroids if causing you pain, but time will heal. ...Read more
I had a c-section 3 years ago and when I took a shower earlier I noticed a hard painful lump on the area where the scar is and also my scar is purple.
MayMay have: You may have a keloid. See dermatologist for a evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Feel stretch and discomfort internally on right side above C-section scar. C section7 months ago. Ultrasound normal. What can cause it and how to treat?
Adhesions: Adhesions develop in the abdominal cavity as a result of inflammation caused by surgery and the healing process. As long as your doctor has ruled out a hernia or infection as a cause for your symptoms, gentle regular massage around the site of your surgical scar may help loosen the adhesions and decrease your symptoms. ...Read more
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
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
No.: No. No "lotion" would work.Get a more detailed answer ›
Six weeks: Most dissolvable sutures will dissolve around 6 weeks, by which time your own body's scar tissue will have formed enough that you do not have to worry about tearing which is why you are usually advised not to do heavy lifting for 6 weeks post-op. However, the healing continues for months after as the body remodels scar tissue and softens/fades the scar. It can take 1-2 years. ...Read more
Can a hysterectomy be performed using the same scar as my C-section scar? Mine is horizontal bikini line?
I have a c-section scar from 20 years ago. Yesterday it felt itchy and when I touched it, there was a little pus and an odor.
My c section scar is driving me crazy it itches but when I scratch it, it hurts. I had my second and last c section 21 years ago.
ITCHING: Unfortunately, itchy postoperative wounds are common. There is much debate about the underlying cause. My advice, since it appears that over-the-counter remedies are not working and it continues to be bothersome for you, is that you follow up with a dermatologist. I will search our HealthTap database for a potential referral provider. ...Read more
I have a small mass in the C-section scar tissue. Five years after the C-section there is a ripping tearing pain the area. I experience the pain with excecise. What should I do?
Could be a cyst: A cyst, neuroma, or hypertrophic scar could be causing pressure on on sensory nerves in the area of the scar with exertion (exercise). After 5 years, your scarring is mature, so if you are having persistent symptoms, you may want to consider a scar excision/revision to hopefully improve/relieve your intermittent pains (typical of nerve pain). If family is complete, tummy tuck may be appropriate. ...Read more
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
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
I had a c section almost 9 years ago. I woke up last night choking and had a horrible coughing fit and know it hurts where my c section scar is.??
Uncertain: May be related to the C-section in the old scars. You can discuss with your physician ...Read more
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
It's possible, but: Tattoo ink is deposited in the dermis, second-down layer of the skin. There it is internalized by macrophages, clean up cells of the skin. Because macrophages don't really know what to do with tattoo pigment, they just sit in the dermis holding on to it. That's sort of what keeps the ink in place. In a scar there aren't that many macrophages, so you may get unreliable results. ...Read more
Is it possible for a c-section scar to open 4 yrs later? Mine is red in one spot & oozing. The fluid stinks really bad!
No.: In your history you have put in that you have an abscess and endometriosis as well as the fact that you are on antibiotics. No, the c-section is not opening up after 4 years. The more likely diagnosis is ingrown hair infection/abscess or an endometriosis seeding into the scar. Your ob/gyn will be able to give you a better answer once he/she has had a chance to examine you and do some investigations. ...Read more
Having sharp pains right across my C-section scar I h ad my tubes tied 6 yrs ago an no I have have not put on any weight so what could it be then.?
Likely...: ....Abdominal wall pain from nerves or muscles, but severe pain should be checked out. ...Read more
Yes BUT: So can a lot of other things check with your obgyn. ...Read more
Kelloid scar: It is a long time after birth, the scar should have fully healed by now. It might be that you developed a kelloid scar, wich is scar tissue that's more prominent and painful. See GP to suggest potential treatments. ...Read more
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
Getting sharp twinges across my C-section scar on right side, also pain when havin sex... Plz help?
Why am I getting sharp pains right across my C-section scar it's been 6 yrs when I had my last child?
Pain in old scar: Time to see your doctor it this is happening. Have you gianed wieght reently? Mayybe the scar is stretchign form that, but it is best to see your doctor and after exam he/she may order more tests to find out more if necessary. ...Read more
Nope.: A "postpartum potbelly" is usually the result of laxity of the abdominal wall and separation of the rectus abdominus muscles after pregnancy and childbirth. The treatment is an abdominoplasty, in which the muscles are repositioned in the midline and excess skin and fat is removed. This should only be undertaken when you are finished having children. The scar has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
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