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Why Does My Csection Scar Still Hurt
Painful scars: If your scar is recent, it may take sometime to stop hurting because the healing process takes awhile. While the scar may seem solid, collagen remodelling occurs as well as nerves growing back in and this can make a scar sensitive. It could hurt if there is a hernia or infection so if the scar seems to be hurting more each day or there is swelling, pain or fever, see your doctor! ...Read more
Had to have a c-section 6 months ago. My scar is horrendous and still hurts now and then. Is there anything I can do?
Consult your OB: Perhaps even seeing a plastic surgeon may help ...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
I had a c-section 8 months ago and im getting really bad stabbing pains where my scar is and the area is still quite numb and it hurts if pressed down?
Go see your doc.: Go see your doc. Scar tissue is common, but without examining you, it's hard to say. ...Read more
Its been 11 wks since csection and bowels still hurt. BMs are normal, not painful, but a lot of discomfort in area between belly button and scar.?
Follow up visit: It is not clear what is meant by your bowels hurting. At 11 weeks postop typically the surgical recovery is complete. See your obgyn for a detailed history and physical exam to help narrow down the possible causes and find a solution ...Read more
I had an oophorectomy about 8 months ago why do I still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar from it?
I had an oophorectomy about 7 months ago and still have an ugly reddish, c-section-like scar. What do I do?
2 years since c-section. Still pinch, stabbing feelings also feels like my scar is gonna rip open. Is this normal?
Adhesions: You may have adhesions under the old surface scar, in which intra-abdominal structure "stick & pull" under the scar. Ask your MD to evaluate your abdomen by examination to possibly confirm or not. Sometimes, adhesions can only be seen by further surgery such as Laparoscopy but can also be reduced by the same. ...Read more
I Had a csection a year ago. Is it normal to still feel a tight pinch around the scar? To feel pain?
I had a c section 6 years ago, healed fine, in the last week my scar has gone red and inflamed its hurts to stand is hot and has puss on it?
The scar is infected: You need to see a MD ASAP as the scar is infected and needs either surgical drainage and/or antibiotics. ...Read more
I had a csection 2 weeks ago, and they glued me. Should my scar still be bleeding? And there's a piece of skin hanging outside. Is that normal?
Go back to OB and have them examine the wound in person to check wound integrity. Hopefully it is superficial bleeding. Not sure about the skin piece.
Have them remove extra pieces so that the scars heals nicely. Good luck ...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
I had a C-section a year ago and I had some pain today so I went to look at the scar and there is a rash right in the middle and it hurts what might it be?
See your OB: Who did the csection would need to see it to answer the question. ...Read more
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
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
8wks pp from a c-section & noticed bellow my bellybutton above scar it's still tender when I touch & also have lil stinging and pulling sensation?
Normal: You are still healing on the inside. If there is no bulge and no pain except when you press on the area this is probably normal and should continue to get better. If it doesn't keep getting better or if it worsens, see your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had a c- section 9 months ago, wondering about healing time. My scar is still red and slightly raised also have some sensation, not painful on scar?
That is normal: It takes some time for the c/s scar to heal. What you are experiencing is part of the normal healing process. ...Read more
I have 2 inch lump above 4 month old csection incident (scar), hurt when touch, not pain. Is it normal? I also on HCG diet, not affect it with lump?
Healing: It is not unusual to have tenderness or other variable sensations about a c-section scar in the first 6 months. It is not unusual to have lumps immediately around the scar. Varies with technique of closure. However, you could have a hernia. Since it does not hurt unless touched, I recommend using compression underwear like spanks and avoid too much manipulation. If worried or it worsens, see MD. ...Read more
I'm having stretch marks near my c section scar and above my tummy which is still loose and its about 6 weeks now having my c section, what should I do?
See MD for checkup: You need to return to your OB MD for a 6 week exam to clear you to begin an exercise program that will begin to provide muscle tone to your abdomen and "tighten" loose skin. Unfortunately, the stretch marks may fade a bit with some of the topical over the counter emollients for that purpose, but will still be your future " badge of motherhood." ...Read more
I had a C-section a month ago. Skin is very sensitive bellow belly button above scar. Even clothes rubbing on my skin hurt. Is this normal?
Maybe: Presuming you had a "bikini" incision (near the pubic hair line), it is a bit unusual for skin to be sensitive below the belly button. It is very typical for the area to be very numb. Some patients may interpret the feeling to be one of sensityivity. If there is pain and/or redness though, please see your doctor. Remember, avoid exposure to extreme heat near the incision as a skin burn is possible. ...Read more
My daughter is 1 years old she the last one an on birth control I had her c-section but for some reason every now an then my scar will hurt an itch?
Daughter elbowed my lower abdomen above csection scar. Immediate urge to urinate and still having pain and cramping days later. Do I see my OB or PCP?
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