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
Tmaley05 - posted on 05/29/2016
had my c-section 11 yrs ago still too this day it itches and i still have the extra weight from the c-section it sux im thinking that maybe the ob who did my surgery of the birth of daughter. my normalob was on vacation the time of my delivery it hurt and having the extra weight of flappy skin not ood for me so i have been having other issget it fixedues since her birth february of 2005 when she born wish i could
Elena - posted on 06/29/2015
I've had two c-sections and the second was extremely painful.. My friend suggested wearing a belly binder to protect the incision and speed the healing process, and it worked wonders! I couldn't believe how great I felt when I wore it! It also tightened the loose, excess skin that many women experience after pregnancy. The brand of belly binder that I purchased was BraceAbility.com.. Here's the link to the brace I purchased!
Marylynn M - posted on 03/29/2015
my c-section opened up like the skin was rubbing against each other and gets red and bleeding alittle and I can not put on my pants,,so What can I do its painful and it doesnt always stayit goes away,but I do not wear tight pants?
Amanda - posted on 01/06/2015
I feel like the Doctor left something in me and now got to wait cause the Doctor Brodnik won't release for three months i hate feeling this bad i feels like needles and I still have a big red purple scar and my son is almost 5 months old i wish for some HELP and my other son was ac section too but Dr Shama move to Charleston he was the best didn't feel no pain 6 weeks after having a c-section and was healed i JUST can't take the pain anymore i looklike the last Dr butchered me
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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