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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


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Been having sharp pain in my uterus worse under my c-section scar it also feels sore when i stand up and sit down what may be the cause? Not on period

Been having sharp pain in my uterus worse under my c-section scar it also feels sore when i stand up and sit down what may be the cause? Not on period

Bladder infection: A great explanation for pain exactly where you are describing would be a bladder infection. Go in for a urine test and exam to see if this is possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain where my C-section scar is over a year after the surgery? It burns and is tender...

Is it normal to have pain where my C-section scar is over a year after the surgery? It burns and is tender...

Possibly : Scars can often be symptomatic even months after a procedure. If the scar is rubbed by clothing, it may become inflamed and need topical treatment. If the scar is becoming raised, it may have become a keloid and need injections to flatten again. Finally, in that area, yeast infections can occur over a scar and make the area red. See a physician to see what is needed in your case. ...Read more

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I had a C-section about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday i had to drive. Now, just above the scar, its swollen and sore. What does this mean?

Stitch: Usually it is a stitch that wants to come out from the inside. If it is pain and swell (edema) then there is an inflammation going on and this is the first usual cause. Your OB should take care of the problem. Sometimes some other stitches might come out too. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

How long does it take for C-section scar with dissolvable stitches to heal?

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

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In what way can you make a c-section scar look better if you have keloid skin?

In what way can you make a c-section scar look better if you have keloid skin?

Steroid injections: Keloids can sometimes respond to being injected with steroids. The sooner they are injected the better chance there is to reverse the keloid process. Otherwise, surgical revision is the only other option. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy be performed using the same scar as my C-section scar? Mine is horizontal bikini line?

Can a hysterectomy be performed using the same scar as my C-section scar? Mine is horizontal bikini line?

I think there...: Is no problem with that. I am a plastic surgeon and have done a number of hysterectomies along with abdominoplasties with my gynecologic colleagues. Many of these are done through the incision you describe. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

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