for those who have had a C-Section, how long has it been and does your scar still hurt?

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I had a C-Section in december 2007 and i still have really sharp pains and i just wondering if this is common among the other moms.

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Maninder - posted on 01/22/2013

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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

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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

Jessica - posted on 12/28/2012

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I have had 4 c section. In 01, 06, 08 and 5 months ago. I am completely healed with no pain or tenderness and have been for a few months now.

Becky - posted on 11/13/2012

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Yep...had mine in 2005 and sometimes I scratch so much I bleed. The tingling itch can be MADDENING at times!!

Danielle - posted on 08/08/2010

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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

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Britney - posted on 12/01/2014

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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.

Meaza - posted on 11/13/2014

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I had c-section three months ago on the right side of my C-section between my belly and my C-section I get really bad but every time when I put clothes on. Is anyone know what to do with it or what makes it go s way?

Lisa - posted on 09/11/2014

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I am 6 months post C-section and I still have a ton of pain, pulling and I feel like I have an acid burn over half of my stomach.

Din - posted on 03/28/2014

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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!

Tina - posted on 10/26/2013

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Every other month.... The lower part of my stomach hurts bad it feels like my stomach is about to fall out...... ugh Had C-Section 4yrs Ago

Liezl - posted on 05/23/2013

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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.

Danielle - posted on 04/20/2013

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I had a C-section 14 mths ago and still have stinging pains well it feels as though it's buring, I still have sharp pains when it's about to rain.

Cedes - posted on 03/01/2013

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I had a cs 7mnths ago and everytime it's bad weather where I am I have pains and when I move alot of heavy stuff!!

Wendy - posted on 01/27/2013

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I had a csection 4 months ago and my scar feels like it is stinging from

Shellie - posted on 01/21/2013

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Wow I didn't realize it been so long.I don't remember ever having pain after c-section past a month.I had four of them

Shellie - posted on 01/21/2013

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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

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I had my second child feb 2012. My new dr found that i had some scar tissue and that was the cause of my previous pain. She removed it when i had my second csec. No more sharp pains OH BUT THE ITCHING is still there. Lol

Leah - posted on 11/19/2012

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Hrmm, i had my 2nd daughter by c-section in 2010 and don't have any pains, if the pains are really sharp and worrying you, you should definately see a doctor about it.

User - posted on 11/12/2012

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Well folks it been 11 years for me and the scar still itches.like CRAAAAAAZY! IT'S itching right now. I'm go n to docs tmrw!

Happy - posted on 04/27/2012

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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

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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.

User - posted on 08/13/2011

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i just had a c station 6 months ago and its still hurts and sometimes i cant even do what i need to do around the house.

Lisa - posted on 02/19/2011

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it can take up to a year for you to heal fully.i had my baby girl in november last year and some times if i move fast or turn funny then it still hurts but most the time i have no problems at all hope that helps x

Michele - posted on 01/26/2011

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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

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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

Chrissy - posted on 10/19/2010

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I had C-Sect's in 99 and in 04 but the last time it was opened was in 05 when I had my hysterectomy. I still have some sharp pains, but I use Cocoa Butter on the scar, and you can barely see it now!!

Cherelle - posted on 10/14/2010

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i had a csection in 2009 and i still get sharp pains when i get intimate with my partner it can be quiet annoying, i got told to rub coconut butter on my scar and its helping a little bit not as much as id like tho!

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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

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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

Tabby - posted on 10/10/2010

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I had mine in Jan 2010. I have no feelings where my scar is... but when I asked if I would ever get feeling back the doctor told me that it's very common to only get sharp pains back after a couple years.

Jade - posted on 10/05/2010

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i had mine 19 months ago and mine hurts esp. periods , sex, loo etc docs have scanned me nothing wrong but i even get pain there when i push the buggy up hills :(

Christina - posted on 09/27/2010

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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

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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

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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

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I had my son 3 months ago. I get the occasional sharp pain here and there. Sometimes the muscle in my lower abdomin seems sore. But the main thing for me is my belly still kinda of feels weird to the touch. Not painful, just weird somehow.

Nikki - posted on 08/24/2010

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I also had a c-section in December 2007 and had almost all my feeling back ( from the numbness by the scar) I have had another C -section since then in April and I have no sharp pains anymore.

Misti - posted on 08/24/2010

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i had mine 3 months ago and i can barley even tell i had one. if it gets pulled on or stretched then yes it hurts and its sometimes alittle sensitive but ive had no problems

Jessica - posted on 08/24/2010

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2009 november..doesnt hurt but if sumone stretches it then yes it hurts lol.i get some pains.but other then that its ok.

Chrissy - posted on 08/20/2010

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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

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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...

Lee Ann - posted on 08/07/2010

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i had my c-section in 08 and i still have sharp pains from time to time, not to mention its super touchy

Amanda - posted on 08/02/2010

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I had that until about January, I finally called the Dr and I was told to get there immediately!! I wound up having endometral tissue getting caught in my c-section scar when they closed it up. It was a simple surgery to fix.

Lauren - posted on 08/02/2010

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I had my c-section on July 15th so 2.5 weeks ago and I stopped taking the pain killers after the first week and it hasn't hurt since then.

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it's been a year, i've never had any pain at all and my doctor did a great job or stitching, the scar is almost gone, very faint.

Lesley - posted on 07/25/2010

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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.

User - posted on 07/24/2010

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I don't know about sharp pains but my C Section scar can get quite itchy, but I have hear of a lot of women that have ongoing probs with their scars. Maybe best to see your doctor?

Jessi - posted on 07/24/2010

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I have had two kids via c-section, one is 4 and one is 10 months. That went away within a month of the surgery.

Rachel - posted on 07/22/2010

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not with my second because i had had so may problems with my first and i have back problems so i could not make it through 36more hrs of labor. but many women do get the option.

Rachel - posted on 07/22/2010

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I still have occasional pain in my scar and did even before they cut it again for my second child. just try putting some kind of scar remover on itand keep lotion on it. good luck

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