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What should I do about painful scar tissue from c section?

What should I do about painful scar tissue from c section?

Need more info...: I am always apprehensive when i hear the words "scar tissue" and "pain" in the same sentence. Adhesions are a very common by-product of abdominal and pelvic surery and usually cause no symptoms whatsoever. Furthermore, they can only be seen surgically: not on physical exam, not by x-rays or u/s. I advise you to see your ob/gyne or primary care doctor to help sort out the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Is it normal to have scar tissue on my liver from a c section?

Is it normal to have scar tissue on my liver from a c section?

Probably not, but...: Data needed: 1) how big is your liver, ; how big is the lesion/scar? 2) how was it found ; how long has it been there (seen before c-section?) 3) enlarging, ; at what rate? 4) does it appear cystic, solid, linear? 5) is it causing symptoms? 6) do you have underlying liver disease? 7) has a tissue diagnosis (biopsy) been pursued? 8) more than one lesion/scar? Thanks for helping us help you. ...Read more

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Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time ?How long it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec. .plzz help

Does internal scar tissue after C-section soften with time ?How long  it takes? Feel like a knot of scar tissue after c sec. .plzz help

Depends: This is very difficult topic c multiple studies in how to prevent abd adhesions , this an individual response , from no reaction at all to severe adhesions , that in occasions develop complications as severe as intestinal obstructions , these are less common in whites , ; but is a individual response to scar formation. ...Read more

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I had a C-section 5/21. I still have numbness and feels like built up tissue at scar. Is this normal? Could this be too much scar tissue or sign that organs adhered to scar?

I had a C-section 5/21. I still have numbness and feels like built up tissue at scar. Is this normal? Could this be too much scar tissue or sign that organs adhered to scar?

Bikini cut?: A bikini cut would explain the numbness. The nerve pathways on chest and belly run mostly up and down and there is no way to avoid them when doing a "low transverse" skin incision. Nerve tissue takes the longest among all tissues to recover - months and years - and some numbness may remain. Discuss with your ob/gyn, when you go for your next pap smear. ...Read more

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Doing sit ups will that aggregate scar tissue from a c section?

Doing sit ups will that aggregate scar tissue from a c section?

No: After about 6 weeks the scars will be strong enough for most activities. Most c-section scar heal very well because there is very little tension on the closure. ...Read more

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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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When does risk of adhesion from C-section go away?Had 2nd child via C-section over 3yrs ago.When does/did risk end?When does scar tissue stop growing?

Yes Repeat: C section adhesion symptoms may improve as they were cleared during procedure but most likely will form again. Scar tissue is a dynamic process collagen tissue constantly remolds never stops in some it will diminish and others will exaggerate as in keloids , risk will never end ...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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Scars (Definition)

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