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

Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Only if complicated
Rarely will the appendectomy scar cause a problem with a c-section scar when the former is a mcburney type incision (#3 in picture and the most common) and the lattter is a pfannenstiel incision (#9 in picutre and most common).
In rare instances of rupture and abscess and wound dehiscence interference could be possible but unlikely.

In brief: Only if complicated
Rarely will the appendectomy scar cause a problem with a c-section scar when the former is a mcburney type incision (#3 in picture and the most common) and the lattter is a pfannenstiel incision (#9 in picutre and most common).
In rare instances of rupture and abscess and wound dehiscence interference could be possible but unlikely.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There should not be a problem if you had a "usual" incision.

In brief: No
There should not be a problem if you had a "usual" incision.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rarely
If you had a ruptured appendix that can sometimes cause more scar tissue.

In brief: Rarely
If you had a ruptured appendix that can sometimes cause more scar tissue.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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