for those who have had a C-Section, how long has it been and does your scar still hurt?
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Maninder - posted on 01/22/2013
its too long ...
i had my c sec in march 2009 n still nw i have small tingling sensations which cant be called pain but it is very much discomfortable feeling . it usually occurs when ther is whether change or i work a lot. but no sharp pain. go n see ur doc for this
Alison - posted on 08/13/2010
I had my c.section back in July 2007. I was not stitched back up I was stapled and I get horrid pains when it is 2-3 days before my cycle starts, all through my bbleeding of the cycle and then for nother 2-3 days after the bleeding has finished. My scar is still very visible and you can feel where the skin has knitted itself back together
Danielle - posted on 08/08/2010
I have had two c-section my mom is a doctor. I had pains every once in a while but not all the time. When I asked her about the pains she said about 80 % of women that have c-section do have pains it is totally normal. The pain is caused by your muscle being pulled in a abnormal ways. And to answer your other question about having a nature birth after a c-section yes you it called a VBAC ( vaginal birth after c-section). Smaller hospital don't like giving moms the option due to the health risk that could happen. Most common is your scar is brake open , but that rarely happens. I mother had a nature birth followed but 4 c-section and followed bu 3 more nature birth. So anything is possible you just have to find the right doctor for you and family. Good luck with everything
Britney - posted on 12/01/2014
Actually, according to new research, the sooner you get pregnant again, the better. Scientists found that women who conceived during the first six months after C-section were more likely to have a healthy pregnancy than women who waited longer to try to conceive. I suggest you to read and following the Getting Pregnant Plan from http://aboutgettingpregnant.com. Hope it helps.
Din - posted on 03/28/2014
It's been almost 6 weeks for me and I still am sore and in some type if discomfort. I've been told that it's part of the healing and to expect a slower process as it is my third. But I don't feel right about it so I had a check up this week. And my doctor assured me my incision-- which got infected is healing well. The soreness and tenderness is part of it. Honestly, I'm playing it easy till I have my post partum check up next week and should the pain be just the same, I sure hope my doctor has a better explanation.
Ps it's kindda hard to take it easy at home if you're alone. My DS does not want to be put down. I have 2 older boys 8 & 6 who are quite independent but still need my attention here and there. Hope we all heal well mommies!
Liezl - posted on 05/23/2013
My son is 15 months and my scar is still a bit tender and really sensitive at times. I have a condition that causes all scars to heal horribly, so that adds to it as well. My doctor says the sensitivity is normal for most C-Sections, though, because the nerve endings have to attach again and that can cause a lot of sensitivity.
Shellie - posted on 01/21/2013
Three wks and it not hurt but infected on incision.it hurt til I started antibiotic.if leaks pus or funny smell u may want to go see if it is infected.will take awhile to heal.I found using motrin800 every 4hrs helps me.so if u got issues after month go get checked out.u got stitches or staples?staples take lot longer to heal
Happy - posted on 04/27/2012
I had mine in July 2005. I actually got a major infection after my section and had to have a second surgery and a wound vac to remove the absess. Saying that because my scar looks NOTHING like a typical c section scar, nothing! It spans the width of my abdomen and is 1/4 thick in places. With that said, yeah, at times mine hurts like hell! Especially when I bump it on a table or counter top and when having an u/s (have had 2 kiddos since that birth).
Becky - posted on 04/26/2012
I havn't had any issues with pain since shortly after I had mine in 2005 but I get maddening itchiness. I sometimes feel like I want to scratch through the skin it's so bad. I dont know if its nerve regeneration after all this time or what.
Michele - posted on 01/26/2011
I have had two cs - first in 2004 and the 2nd in 2007. I was blessed with a great OBGYN who made the incision straight and the scar is hardly noticeable. I had pain for about 1 week after the first. The pain lasted longer after the 2nd. I am trying to recall how long it lasted and I want to say about 1 month. Three years later (today) I am not feeling any pain but I have loss of feeling in certain areas in my lower abdomin which is weird. If I over stretch or bend too hard or try to life something too heavy then I can a twinge a pain around and on my scar.
For the VBAC topic - there is the same risk facters for either a repeat cs or a vbac. There actually is no difference in the risk. It comes down to weather or not you want drugs for a cs instead of no drugs for a vbac. The drugs is what plays a role in the risk.
Katie - posted on 12/19/2010
hey hun,,my only daughter is 13 months old and yes my scar still hurts one year after !my tummy has always been very tender since but i think this is partly do to my having an umbilicle hernia due to my c section.
But right around my stiches has always been quiet tender an sometimes sore,im scared to touch it incase it tears or something even after all this time ha ha xx
I had my son by c-section in 2008 and still get sharp pains every once in a while. I usually get them if I hit something or put pressure on my scar, I also have numbness and itching where my scar is located. its perfectly normal. But if it gets to bothersome go to the doctor and have it checked out.
Brandy - posted on 10/12/2010
i had a c-section with my 3rd child in 2008. i experienced some numbness but the sensation came back i to this day have no problems with pain or sharp feeling in or around my scar but i was told it is common being that they cut though muscle and whatever was there. i personally wouldn't worry about. good luck with you little one
Christina - posted on 09/27/2010
I had my first C-section in Nov. 07 and I didnt really have any pain after the 6 wk healing I spent alot of time resting. My 2nd C-section I had this yr in Jan. I healed more quickly with this c-section. On the other hand I have had pain every once in awhile & still do in my scar area. I asked my ob and he told me it is normal. it takes longer to heal on the inside than the out. I always just try to take it easy when I get the pains. Good luck
Lori - posted on 09/16/2010
My son is 19 months old and occasionally my scar feels sore. I dont really ever get sharp pains, it just gets sore and sensitive to the tough, especially if my son has wollered on me a lot or if I have slept on my stomach for too long. I think some discomfort is normal.
Malina - posted on 09/08/2010
my cousin had a c-section with her youngest 16 years ago & she tells me that every now and then it bothers her. i had a c-section back in january & mine only bothers when my son kicks me in that area. other that i'm cool. i guess it depends on the surgeon & your body
Chrissy - posted on 08/20/2010
I had my first c-section in 99, had a regular birth in 01 and another c-section in 04....then a hysterectomy in 06, all the same scar and every once in a while I have some shooting pain, but goes away quickly. The Dr. told me that when I had my first c-section the Dr. didn't do a very good job on incision, made it too wide (I have a scar from hip to hip) and he tried to lessen the scar with my c-section in 04, but its still bigger than normal and it prohibits me to do any kind of sit ups!
Kylie - posted on 08/15/2010
I had my first c-section in 2006 and it still hurts four (4) years down the track. My mum gave birth to me 28 years ago by c-section and even her scar still hurts. I'm told that this is more than normal in c-sections, including numbness on and around the surounding area of the scar itself. I could actually prick myself with a needle around the lower region where my scar is and I couldn't feel it but doctor's do say that these symptoms can subside gradually, but overtime...
Lesley - posted on 07/25/2010
My first c-section was in '89 and my last in 2006, there are times I get sharp pains....not too often though. There are times when my scar really itches too. I think this is normal, but if you get sharp pains often, I might be tempted to just say something to the dr.
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