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Old 07-19-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Irritation to scar site 1 yr later?

My dd is almost 15 months now, she is my first and ended in c sec delivery. Thankfully, the surgery and healing went very well. But I still get easily irritated on the scar site..if I work a little too much I can see the incision looks more red that day, it gets itchy/scratchy easily bc I can't seem to find pants and underwear that sit in the perfect spot to not touch it, etc. Is this common and what do other mamas do to prevent/cope with it?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Re: Irritation to scar site 1 yr later?

My Ds is 17 months old and I still find that some days my scar is more irritable than others. I've never seen it get red, though. I have two sets of panties that hit me slightly differently, and on good days I don't think about which panties to wear, and on irritable days I wear the ones with a higher rise.

I guess I just assumed that my stomach would never be normal again, so it didn't strike me as odd that my scar would still bother me even this many months later.

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: Irritation to scar site 1 yr later?

My scar still gives me problems sometimes and it has been 3 years since my first, 1.5 since my second. I have some nerve damage because my first was an emergency. I usually avoid wearing jeans and stick to yoga pants or something similar. I also had to struggle with the right kind of undies that don't hurt the area. It will get better with time though. I actually think the pain and discomfort was much better after my second incision healed. Not sure how that works but I can wear loser fitting jeans now, I never could after my first! I would get awful cramps and burning on the incision. Here is hoping the pain stays away after my third! (whenever that finally happens...)
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Irritation to scar site 1 yr later?

Mine is still numb sometimes and does get irritated with the wrong pants etc. over 2 years later. I think it's probably normal.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #5
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Re: Irritation to scar site 1 yr later?

I think it's normal - mine is the same way!
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