i had a c section and have a question plz help

Racheal - posted on 12/11/2009 ( 233 moms have responded )

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i had a c section almost 8 months ago and sometimes it still hurts. right now the scars is soar and my stomach around the scar is soar does anyone else have this problem?

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User - posted on 12/15/2009

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It takes a long time for your body to heal. Even though it may look healed, the cells inside are still repairing. Also if scar tissue had developed, pain may remain a long time after having the csection. Now increasing pain or severe pain should always be brought up to your gynecologist. Since the surgery was 8 months ago, I doubt there are any complications to worry about besides scar tissue. Many factors could contribute to this pain. It is important to eat healthy, maintain a healthy weight, drink lots of water and eat lots of fruits and vegetables which help your body repair itself.

ERIN - posted on 12/17/2009

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I HAVE HAD 2 PREVIOUS C-SECTIONS AND AND MY LAST ONE WAS A YEAR AND 4 MONTHS AGO AND IT IS STILL TENDER AND NUMB TOO AT TIMES. I CANT LET NO ONE TOUCH IT NOT EVEN MY FIANCE CUZ IT GIVES A GROSS FEELING. BUT IT IS ALL NORMAL. HAD THE SAME THING AFTER MY FIRST C-SECTION. THEY SAY IT TAKES 3 YEARS FOR A C-SECTION TO COMPLETELY HEAL. AND I TOTALLY BELIEVE THAT. IF SOME REASON UR SCAR IS INFECTED CLEAN IT 3 TIMES A DAY WITH HALF WATER AND HALF PEROXIDE AND PUT NEOSPORANE ON IT AND IT WILL CLEAR UP INSTANTLY. THAT IS WHAT MY DOCTOR HAD TOLD ME TO DO WHEN MINE GOT INFECTED AND IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM. MAKE SURE IT STAYS DRY. THE MOISTURE IS WHAT MAKES IT GET INFECTED.

Janna - posted on 12/17/2009

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I've had two C sections and the first was fine, but the second one became infected and it was 6 months before I could wear pants that didn't have an elastic. It is normal to have numbness and some tingling on and around the incision. I'm sure you've seen your doctor to rule out a major problem! Just take it easy and light massaging everyday of the area will help bring blood circulation back and help with your recovery. Good luck!!

Melissa - posted on 12/17/2009

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i had a c-section 7 months ago and sometime it is still tender but most days it is ok! Maybe u should ask your doctor if it is that painful...well thats what i would do if it were me!!

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User - posted on 12/17/2009

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I've had three c-sections.. The first one hurt for more than a year. Second one took the pain away from first one. third one was like I didn't even have a baby no pain ever.

Jill - posted on 12/17/2009

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I also had a c-section a year ago and my scar is sensitive all the time. My doctor said it would go away over time. Its normal.

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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I was sore also for quite a while. It takes some time for your skin to fully heal. What I tried to do was keep the incision as dry and clean all the time to speed up healing. Pat the area with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, just as you do for your babies umbilical cord, this helped me.

SARA - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c section 10 months ago and there are days when i am still in significant pain. my scar looks fine but the area is very tender and there is some times some stabbing pain but at the same time it is quite numb. My doctor told me that the pain can last for a long time, it was major abdominal surgery when muscles were cut on many layers and that this is to be expected. if you scar changes in some way or the pain is to much i would def get it checked out.

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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Quoting Erin:

Yes, i still do after almost 2 1/2 years. Some parts are even still numb, which feels really weird!!


My c-section was over 17 years ago and there are still places around my scar where I can pinch with my fingernails and there is no sensation at all!!

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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i had one 3ys ago and it's still numb and sometimes iches. Bring it up with your doctor, however as long as it looks ok(not red or gross)it gets better over time. i remember wondering if it'd ever get and look better. I'm still trying to loose baby weight, the more in shape i get the better the scare and stretch markes look. Good luck!!!!!!

Melissa - posted on 12/17/2009

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Yes! My son is going to be a year soon and I do find it hurting at times. I thought it was just me

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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i had the same ! it will be tender for while , see your doctor just in case there is no infection :)) all the best with it ! :))

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my c-section was almost 6 years ago and it still tingles every once in a while. it hurt for a few years and was tender to the touch for over a year.

Melissa - posted on 12/17/2009

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I've had 2 c-sections. One 8 years ago and one almost 5 years ago. Yes, the scar is still very tender, numb in a lot of places and I can't stand for anything to touch it. But it is something you won't notice after awhile.

Gloria - posted on 12/17/2009

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When they perform a C-section they cut all the nerves in the abdominal area. As they star to heal you may feel pain and discomfort. As long as there is no warmpth,or redness it does not sound infected. It may even remain numb for quite a long time. The discomfort will resolve over time...how much is hard to say as eveyone is different. Congratulations on your new baby!!

Daniela - posted on 12/17/2009

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Hi there, My name is daniela,i had a c section with my youngest how is now just 5 but i had pain also for quite a while after.

I have to say even now sometimes if im really run down and tired or been rushing around all day my scar and low down on my tummy really aches...So you are not alone..

SHARON - posted on 12/17/2009

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This is a natural healing process, A c-section is a very traumatic time for your body. Try using some bio oil just to calm down any soarness (Itching etc) not only does it calm down stretch marks but is soft & gentle on the skin. Highly recommend oh and Arnica reduces inflamation & helps with heling process even reduces brusing. I've had 4 c sections & this has happened every time.

Nicole - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a C-section 7 years ago and the scar area is painful at times and It is still numb. It is common seeing as you just had it less then a year ago and they did cut through many layers of skin and body fat and tissue.

Ashley - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c-section 18 months ago and it was sore for a while too. To this day the scar and around it feels a little tender because the nerve endings are still trying to grow back. I asked my doctor about it and he said it does take time. My mom had 2 c-sections and she encountered the same thing. Hope this helps.

Chrislynn - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had that problem for about a year following my c-section, and I even felt a pulling sensation for about ten months when I'd empty my bladder. It's been almost 17 months, and I don't have those problems anymore and my scar is barely visable.

Keila - posted on 12/17/2009

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Yes, it is normal. I've had two c-sections, and my scars still get soar. My most recent one was four years ago. I usually feel soar when the weather changes or I am about to get my menstruation.

Emma - posted on 12/17/2009

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ive had 3 c section, the last was 12 yrs ago, and it sometimes itches, and it can be sore from time to time, it get worst in the summer, i would recommened a nice bath with lavender oil, its very relaxing, and it seems to help,

Sarah - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c-section 18 months ago and my stomach and scar are still sore to the touch. I was told by my doctor that it is due to nerve damage. It can take up to 18 months to be completely healed. The soreness does lessen over time. My soreness is only to the touch now. Hope this helps.

Ne'vaeh - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c section and im unsure about that. I had mine in august and it feels like i didnt even have one, just ask ur doctor

Refilwe - posted on 12/17/2009

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Have you seen a your gynea? I had a c-section 1 May and I was back to my old self within 2 months tops

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c-section over 20years ago and my scar get irritated, So this is normal. Now if the scar is red and swollen and even oozing call your doctor. Try sleepin without panties for awhile or in cotton under garments. you can even use corn starch on it it's soothing (sound crazy I know but helpful). I am a heavy woman so if you have a fold there it will also get moist and irritated. Keep it dry !!! Very Important. Oh yeah and Neosporin will become your best friend !!!! Congradulations to you on the new baby !!!

Rebekah - posted on 12/17/2009

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I have had 4 c-sections in under 5 years. My longest gap was 22 months between my 2nd and 3rd. I did still have pulling and itching even though others I know never had any? The soreness most likely comes from the fact that your stomach muscle has been cut through. Any burning pain should be reported to your Dr. ASAP!! Hope this helps =).

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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I had a c-section in July 2008. I have discovered that some of the internal stitches that were supposed to dissolve over time did not actually dissolve. Your body doesn't like having foreign objects in it and so it slowly works to get them out of your body. I have had several instances of soreness for weeks and even months before an area healed and then another area would start hurting. This process continued for over a year.

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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A few family members had a c section but they were able to take vitiman E...talk with your doctor about taken it hopefully it will work for you like it did w/them. God bless.

User - posted on 12/17/2009

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hi my name is becky conger 34 year old mother of 7 kids had a c cec with the twins and it was like that for me to i had to wear jeans that were a size or 2 big it was over a year for me to not have pain

Deborah - posted on 12/17/2009

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Yep, me too! I have had 2 C's and it is 3 yrs later and it is still sore/tender at times. It's just the nature of the beast. I try not to think about it or do anything that puts pressure there. I think it's because of all of that scar tissue.

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I had 2 sections, one 7 years ago, the other 5 years ago...it still hurts sometimes, and can get a nasty yeast infection on the incision if I don't take care and eat properly...less breads! I think that every section should come with a complimentary tummy tuck...would look nicer and heal better.

Jenny - posted on 12/16/2009

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Hi,

I had a c-section 2 years ago. My incision got infected twice in the first month, so my initial healing took awhile. I had the signs of infection (pain, swelling, redness, even pus).I was still sore occasionally the first year. Now I don't have any soreness but my scar (and all around it) is completely numb. I can relate to the other moms who said it itches but when you scratch, it's numb. Such a weird feeling. Once in a while when I sneeze or cough I have a sharp "tingly" feeling around my scar.



Hang in there, hope you feel better. And congratulations on the birth of your baby!

Tara - posted on 12/16/2009

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Yes, I have had 2 c sections. I know an older woman who had one about 15 years ago and she says hers still hurts sometimes. Friday will be a year since mine and its still sensitive around that whole area. I don't think that it ever stops being sore or sensitive, time just makes us get used to it.

Jacquie - posted on 12/16/2009

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I didn't have any problem with my first c-section, but after my second one I did. It has been almost 3 and a half years and I still have the occassional pain. It eventually gets better as time goes by. I was told that it was the scar tissue streching that caused the pain. Hope all goes well for you. Good luck.

User - posted on 12/16/2009

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my daughter is 10..i still have pain around the incision..i stopped wearing underwear..that helps..it eventually does go away, or at least most of the time. I dont know what makes some of us so sensitive, but you are not alone.

Becky - posted on 12/16/2009

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i have had three c-sections and a tubal reversal in which they made another full incision through the old c section spot. my first c section was 19 yrs ago and my last one was 5 yrs ago. it has always been tender, but the best relief for the pain has been accupuncter(sp) with my chiropractor. as your weight decresses it will also help by not pulling on it so much.

Jessica - posted on 12/16/2009

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to be honest with u my scar was soar for over a year,and my stomack was numb until ihad my second child and that was 3yrs later.

L.isa - posted on 12/16/2009

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hello yes i had a ceasear nearly 10months ago and still i do not ever touch near the area hurts sometimes wen i strech lay on my tummy etc. i think its normal for a while...just the healing process dont worry to much unless you are in alot of pain with it.. but i still get weird feelings on the scar sometimes

Gem - posted on 12/16/2009

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i had the same problem wen i had my c section but my son is 5 now n that feeling does go away it will feel tender 4 a while tho

Brenda - posted on 12/16/2009

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I've had 2 C-sects, one 20 years ago, one 6 years ago. It takes time for the scar to heal completely. You've been cut through layers of muscles, nerves, etc. And you have had more than one set of sutures....they stitch up the muscles on the inside as well. Some people get more scar tissue than others, and that makes for a "thicker scar", that pulls and tugs on the skin around it. I've heard suggestions of massaging the scar with vitamin E oil. When I had ankle surgery, the doctor recommended this for my ankle. The massaging helps keep the layers of scar tissue separated and pliable. Also, our tummies tend to hang over the scar, causing it to be air tight. Make sure you dry it well after a shower. Mine was numb for a long time. I had a hole in the scar that didn't heal as well as the rest of it. AND they put some kind of bonding glue on it that I was allergic to, so it itched like crazy the first week. All is well now.

Candis - posted on 12/16/2009

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Do you know that typing in all capital letters is "SHOUTING"? and also very annoying

Nazari - posted on 12/16/2009

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uh uh the baby is so cute, god bless. well i have two c-section, is always going to bother, in the cold weather u going to feel it, too. i had mine 14 & 8 years ago & still bother, last time they check which was few months ago, is a lot of tissue around it.

User - posted on 12/16/2009

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I had a gyni opp which left the same scar and then had a c section over the top of itaprox 8 yrs after. my c sec was 11 years ago I then went on to have a vag birth 5 yrs later and that was 5 yrs ago. the site is still numb and in hot weather or if I have tights on gets very itchy. is this normal well everyone is diffrent you learn to live with it but wished someone had told me after the c sec birth what to expect.

Jaide - posted on 12/16/2009

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i had a c section 4months ago n myn is still sore the dr said itsalwais gunna be sore

Sheal - posted on 12/16/2009

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I've had two c-sections, first one they had to repair a ruptured uterus too. My las section was almost 3 yrs ago and the scars still become sore and hurt a lot during pms and menstruation. They itch too! It's apparently completely normal.



I was told by the doctors I may never retrieve feeling along the scar line ever again, they have to cut through large nerves to get to the uterus and baby, that's a lot of damage to nerve tissue that normally does not regenerate well or at all.

Marlene - posted on 12/16/2009

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HI MY NAME IS MARLENE AND I HAVE 4 CHILDREN AND I HAVE 4 C SECTION AND THE HURTING MEAN ITS GETTING BETTER BUT MY LAST BABY I HAD 16 AGO AND THERE WILL BE TIME IT HURTS OR IT ITCHES I REAL DONT KNOW WHY BUT I USE COCO BUTTER

User - posted on 12/16/2009

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I had my daughter 14 months ago and still have very slight tenderness around the scar and am only now getting the feeling back where the scar is. My doctor told me it is normal but if you have concerns about the severity of the discomfort you should check with your doctor to make sure it is not something else going on inside you.

Candis - posted on 12/16/2009

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yes I did have this problem, would have thought that after 8 months it would have gone away. For me, I still, after 18 years, I have numbness all around the incision scar. Was sore for the first year or so. The good news is that my babies were healthy a little pain was just a trade-off

Vicki - posted on 12/16/2009

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It can stay numb for over 1 year, thats normal. It will get btter with time. Vicki

Vicki - posted on 12/16/2009

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It can stay numb for over 1 year, thats normal. It will get btter with time. Vicki

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