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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Lister
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Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


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24 yr old c-section scar, 15 yr appendectomy scar and I am having severe ripping tearing pain in pelvic area. Shouldn't these adhesions be removed?

 24 yr old c-section scar, 15 yr  appendectomy scar and I am having severe ripping tearing pain in pelvic area. Shouldn't these adhesions be removed?

Need for evaluation: How do you know the pain is due to adhesions? It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person history, physical and may be imaging study. ...Read more

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Appendectomy @ age10, 1969. Got gangrene; stitches left open to drain for 6 mo. C-section, 20 yrs ago, adhesions removed. Now I have extreme pain that keeps me awake at night. What are my options?

Complex Good Problem: Solving must be done in person. Obviously, by hx, you have had unusually poor healing, problems allowing persistent infection plus continued formation of scar tissue. What are the odds some of these same issues are continuing at soul, mind, complex/fragile brain+body levels? High. If we are in charge of our body, then perceived/actual injury/pain, no matter basis, can be continued/grow life long. ...Read more

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When do scar tissue go away. I had a lap appendectomy two months ago and i still have a tiny bump underneath one of my scars?

When do scar tissue go away. I had a lap appendectomy two months ago and i still  have a tiny bump underneath one of my scars?

Scars: Surgical scars can diminish and remodel over a time of 3-6 months after surgery, and will even continue to heal and change over a year from surgery. There are scar ointments or patches than you can try from the drug store if you are concerned (mederma, or silicone scar sheet). ...Read more

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I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

I had appendectomy my scar came open what do I do?

See Your Surgeon: Wound openings and wound infections are not uncommon with appendectomies. Wounds opening up may do so because of many reasons primarily due to infection, non-healing, or more serious issues. Please see your surgeon promptly for evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter had an appendectomy 4 weeks ago and has what looks like suture strings coming out of two of her healed scars. Is this normal?

My daughter had an appendectomy 4 weeks ago and has what looks like suture strings coming out of two of her healed scars. Is this normal?

Mgt: It depends on the type of suture material. I would suggest calling the surgeon's office. If the wound looks well healed the material can be removed. Some sutures dissolve with time. ...Read more

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I had a lap appendectomy a month ago and I have a tiny bump underneath the scar on my left. When i push or massage it, it hurts the whole side.Normal.

I had a lap appendectomy a month ago and I have a tiny bump underneath the scar on my left. When i push or massage it, it hurts the whole side.Normal.

Okay..., but...: To an extent, it's normally expected for some residual swelling usually from small expected tissue fluid such as blood. Generally speaking, it's ok and leave it alone as long as feeling less tender and smaller bumpy. It takes time with various pace among individuals. Meanwhile, try resisting the temptation to push it and minimize physical activity to strain abdominal muscles. More" ask surgeon. ...Read more

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I had lapascropic surgery two years ago, but my scars itch and burn. Occasionally, they begin to hurt really bad, is this normal? It was an appendectomy.

I had lapascropic surgery two years ago, but my scars itch and burn. Occasionally, they begin to hurt really bad, is this normal? It was an appendectomy.

Probable keloid: This sounds like they could be forming keloids. Quite often steroid injections will provide relief within a few days. Other possibilities exist so see your surgeon just to be sure it a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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. Charles Breaux
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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more