C-Section Scar: Itching!!!!

Denise - posted on 03/08/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I had my first C-Section in 2001 with my first child and my second C-Section with my third in 2006. I don't believe it itched all that much after I had my first but now 10 years later, yesterday actually it itches like a bugger. It doesn't hurt but the itching can drive you nuts. When I scratch too much it becomes raw. Mostly in one area. I have been using Sudocream which eases the discomfort. I have heard of bio-oil and perhaps I'll get it next time when I go to the pharmacy. What though causes that itch? Anyone?

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Sarah - posted on 03/10/2016

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If you feel a pulling sensation, you may very well have an adhesion. Often they break free on their own, when you lift, twist or exercise. If it give you constant discomfort, talk to you doc. Going in and cutting them in a simple procedure.

Denise - posted on 03/10/2016

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Thanks for responding Sarah. I do believe you're right about the weight gain could have an effect. I did gain over 50 pounds and lost some and gained again. It fluctuates. I think it is worse during the summer, especially when it's hot and you sweat. I'm a dairy farmer and there's a lot of physical activity. I'll be 48 in October, and when you mentioned the scar tissue and internal organs it does make sense. When I feel around that area it feels like it is connected in some way. I think someone mentioned to me that there's also the muscle tissue they cut into. Anyways, thanks again for commenting. I appreciate it.

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2016

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Hate to pry, but have you gained a bit of weight? When a scar stretches it can really itch. If your weight is stable, it could just be dry skin or a slight irritation that can't resolve because you can't stop scratching. It is possible that you may have an adhesion, a thin thread of scar tissue that attaches your scar to your internal organs, as you age, your organs descend a bit and the slight tugging can cause pain or itching at the scar. Keep on moisturizing, cover it if you need to, and give it a few days or a week and then give doctor a call.

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