C Section Scar Pain While Pregnant

Pregnancy Issues: C-section Nightmare

Smartlipo a" A Solution For Tummy Fat Problems With C-Section Scars

Millions of women have had C-section operations. At the time, of course, everyone's focus is on a good outcome for baby and mom! But time passes. And, even if the C-section scar itself isn't bad-looking a" fine-grained, not discolored a" women can be discouraged when the inevitable tummy fat accumulates there, producing unsightly bulges. Many of my clients with abdominal scars ask if they should have a tummy tuck or liposuction. Both of these are effective, but very often they're more than the situation requires. Laser liposuction a" SmartLipo a" offers an alternative to these more invasive treatments.

A C-section scar provides a good example of how the overall scar/fat problem develops. Modern surgical techniques allow doctors to place the incision low and horizontal on the abdomen, so clothing hides it a" even a bikini bottom.

Down that low, the skin has very little underlying fat. As the scar heals, it attaches or "adheres" to underlying tissue. And that's the problem. With time, the fat under the skin redistributes itself. It tends to lodge in pockets where it's held in place and sits there, completely unresponsive to either diet or exercise. So, when the fat under our skin meets an attached scar, it can accumulate a" often on both sides of the scar.

Meanwhile, through time our skin relaxes and, well a" sags. No matter how fit and toned we keep ourselves, the skin and accumulated fat can roll right over the scar. Many of my clients have come to me with this situation about their C-section scars, and I've seen plenty of similar bulges around appendectomy and other abdominal scars. (It can happen to men, too. I even had the same problem myself, from an old abdominal surgery, bulging on both sides of the scar.) Until recently, women had three options for C-section scar fat: tummy tuck surgery, traditional liposuction, or "live with it."

About the author: James C. Fairfield, MD has established the oldest and most respected dermatology practice in the Delaware Valley. For more free cosmetic dermatology information and resources and to sign up for his free report, Erase the Years; visit his web site at www.cmderm.com.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/smartlipo-a-solution-for-tummy-fat-problems-with-csection-scars-783011.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Pain from previous c-section scar while pregnant?
    We found out we were expecting baby number 2 a couple weeks ago and my first appt is scheduled for next Friday. For the last 2 days I have noticed pain from the right side of my c-section scar (horizontal). It's a dull pain if I'm not doing anything - more of an annoyance. But when I touch the area (or my pants do when I sit down) then it hurts. Not excruciating - but still pain. I'm only about 9 weeks along (judging from my LMP and when we began 'trying').

    Is it common to have pain from a c-section scar? Is it common to have it this early? I would expect it if I was further along maybe but I'm concerned because I'm not very far along. Could it get worse? Is it not common and a possible problem?

    I guess I just didn't know what to expect with a pregnancy after a c-section and I'm not sure if I should be concerned so I want to hear from others who might have gone through this.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had two c-sections and I am 11 weeks pregnant again. My 2 c-section babies are only 15 months and 4 months. My scar is VERY sensitive right now. It mostly has dull pains at the end of each side of the scar, no pain in the middle. Towards the end of my last pregnancy the pain was very bad but it was more of a stretching sensation then anything.Talk to your doctor about it and see what he says. My doctor did some "repair" work to mine with my last baby since he was a scheduled c-section. The pain should not get any worse until your last month.
      Good Luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    I had a c-section 10 years ago and I am now 33 weeks pregnant I have been having some pain in the area my scar?
    I started having pains in the area my bikini cut scar is, what could this be? I know it isn't the scar the pain is just in that area. The pain started about an hour ago and lasted for a while and then stopped but has now started again.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar scar in that same location, only mine is from the removal of an ovary and two endometriomas instead of a c-section. My scar is also just over 10 years old. I'm almost 33 weeks pregnant and have recently had some pain in that area. At my check-up last week, I asked my doctor about it. She told me that the pain is caused by a couple of things. (1) Scar tissue inside the abdominal cavity. The uterus has to grow and expand in an area that contains scar tissue, and scar tissue isn't as stretchy as other types of tissue. Stretching scar tissue hurts more than other tissues. (2) Abdominal muscles and nerves that have been cut through. In my surgery, the doctors had to cut completely through some of the lower abdominal muscles and a few nerves. Even though those muscles and nerves grew back together, they're never quite the same as before.

      My doctor told me that feeling pain in the region of an old scar is normal during pregnancy, especially in the last couple of months.

  3. QUESTION:
    what happens when scar (C-section) rapture while doing labour pain in second time?
    If a woman had first ceasarian and after a few years she get pregnant again and because of labour pains her first scar raptures what will happen

    • ANSWER:
      a vaginal birth has a very low risk of unterine rupture. the odds of dying in surgery are higher.


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