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When does the pain go after c-section?

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thumb3lina Fri 26-Feb-16 23:16:28

I had a c section (under general anaesthetic) 10 weeks ago and my scar hurts when ever I do anything. It feels like a burning pain along the scar. How much longer will it be until I'm not in pain?

Sal1977 Sat 27-Feb-16 14:43:48

Did you mention it at your 6 week check up? I had a section 3 weeks ago today and have no pain at all now and haven't done for about a week. It might be worth mentioning it as the Dr may as t to check it out?

Congrats on your newbie by the way!!

YouAreMyRain Sat 27-Feb-16 16:18:42

Doesn't sound right to me and I've have four abdominal surgeries including a c-section.
You might need antibiotic cream for the area, make a GO appointment

YouAreMyRain Sat 27-Feb-16 16:26:57


Kentnurse2015 Sat 27-Feb-16 16:37:14

I found mine settled and then became more tender again around 6-8 weeks but it was probably because I was starting to do much more for myself at that point. Get it checked over if you're still in pain.

Sparklycat Sat 27-Feb-16 16:49:32

I had an emc under general anaesthetic too and suffered scar pain for a long time, only about a year after did I feel back to 'normal'. I think with a GA section it's normal to have more/longer pain, a midwife friend told me that they are much more brutal than other sections so the recovery is more painful and harder. Hope you feel ok soon.

FlappyRose Sat 27-Feb-16 16:59:46

Another one with an EMC under general anaesthetic. I found the recovery really difficult and would often wake up at night with a burning pain behind the scar. It's been 2 years now though and I no longer have any issues. The consultant warned me I may have a longer recovery because of the greater urgency involved in the process, there wasn't time to be careful.

thumb3lina Mon 29-Feb-16 18:14:01

Thanks for the replies.

I went to see my doctor who did my c-section who says its because I had a general anaesthetic. FlappyRose mine was similar, they didn't have time to get DH out of the room and he says they were quite rough.

I'm still numb up to my belly button on the surface but in pain underneath, I just hope it goes soon as it hurts to wear anything other than leggings/jogging bottoms sad

Wardrobespierre Mon 29-Feb-16 18:17:52

It sounds like nerve pain where they've sliced through. It really burns but then oddly, the severed nerves mean further up you feel numb. It will get better but when is very individual. Massaging the area very gently can help.

thumb3lina Mon 29-Feb-16 18:47:21

Thanks for the advice, I can't touch it, i'm having flashbacks which are really bad when i see my scar but i'll try and get DH to massage it.

Wardrobespierre Mon 29-Feb-16 21:20:09

You should seek some help when you're ready. I had ptsd and pnd after a traumatic cat 1 cs and the flashbacks and nightmares were debilitating.

I'm so sorry you're feeling this way.

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