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

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Dr. John Mancoll
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Mancoll
Dr. John Mancoll
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes if recent

I would not perform exercises until cleared by your surgeon.

In brief: Yes if recent

I would not perform exercises until cleared by your surgeon.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Do not sit ups or

And other abdominal exercises like crunches for 4 months after a c- section, those exercises may not bother the scar they can damage the rectus abdominal muscles as they take longer to heal up because when you have a csection those muscles are stretched apart and torn and a study by an exercise guru showed u should wait, you can exercise all the other muscle groups starting at 6 weeks.

In brief: Do not sit ups or

And other abdominal exercises like crunches for 4 months after a c- section, those exercises may not bother the scar they can damage the rectus abdominal muscles as they take longer to heal up because when you have a csection those muscles are stretched apart and torn and a study by an exercise guru showed u should wait, you can exercise all the other muscle groups starting at 6 weeks.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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