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If you have had more than one c/s, how many scars do you have?

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Divster Wed 11-Nov-09 18:54:05

I ask because I only realised the other day that I have 2 scars from 2 c/s, and inch apart!

Is this normal? I thought they went in the same scar?

bigcar Wed 11-Nov-09 19:12:23

I've had 2 cs but have only 1 scar.

MumOfMadTwo Wed 11-Nov-09 19:18:39

I've also had two c/s and only one scar, they cut an extra 1cm off to make it neat rather than have two scars.

procrastinatingparent Wed 11-Nov-09 19:19:39

Have had 4 CS but only have 1 scar. I thought they just cut the old scar out each time.

biggirlsdontcry Wed 11-Nov-09 19:23:03

i have had two cs but only one scar ... but i have heard that it is not always possible to use the same scar , something to do with scar tissue i think .

5inthebed Wed 11-Nov-09 19:31:50

I've had 3, and only one scar. My frind has had 2, and she has two scars.

zanz1bar Wed 11-Nov-09 19:33:59

1 Scar 2 Sections

I think (?) that it isnt possible to sew scar tissue to scar tissue, IYSWIM, so they have to cut around the scar tissue(losing inches, instant tummy tuck) Or make a new cut.

Stinkyfeet Wed 11-Nov-09 19:35:06

2 c/s, 2 scars. 1st was an emergency, it's longer and curves downwards. 2nd was planned so smaller, straighter and much neater. The 2 scars are very close together though.

Jacanne Wed 11-Nov-09 19:37:51

One scar and two sections.

Claire2009 Wed 11-Nov-09 19:44:10

2 sections, 1 scar.

Divster Wed 11-Nov-09 20:06:15

Something to ask consultant about when I go to see him at 16 weeks in December. The first one is very low, below pubic line and was a very painful recovery.

Wonder if higher cuts are less painful in recovery?

Maybe they will take out both scars with my next section, as there is enough skin! wink

MrsMorgan Wed 11-Nov-09 20:08:41

3 sections, 1 scar

IlanaK Wed 11-Nov-09 20:11:03

As far as I know, only 1 scar from 3 csections. By my belly hangs over so I have not examined it that closely!

GoldenSnitch Wed 11-Nov-09 20:19:11

Must remember to ask this when I see the consultant on the 7th December - Thank you for reminding me

Only 1 scar and 1 section so far but it was an emergency one and my wound got infected so it's quite fat and ugly in some places.

Divster Wed 11-Nov-09 20:53:01

IlanaK It has taken me 15 months to get a good look!

Its strange that they never told me either, after the op when one of surgical team come to see you.

Wonder if it was because there was only 18 months between them?

LeonieBurningHeapy Wed 11-Nov-09 20:58:09

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Divster Wed 11-Nov-09 21:05:04

My higher up one is alot longer than the first one! He was a hugh baby so maybe they made it longer for him to fit? Well I think I know the order of them, but maybe I am wrong!

I like to know these sorts of things about my body!

sigh (as well) biscuit

^thats my first biscuit as well^

Jackstini Wed 11-Nov-09 21:08:30

2 cs, 1 scar. They made the second cut very close to the first then cut the first scar off to avoid excess scar tissue.

FagAshLil Wed 11-Nov-09 21:12:49

1 scar, 2 sections 19 months apart. The surgeon did say he was going to cut out the old one whilst he did it. Apparently it wasn't neat enough!

blueberrysorbet Wed 11-Nov-09 21:19:06

2 cs, 1 scar. the surgeon second time said he would cut in the same place, trim off the excess scar tissue, cautherise and sew me back up again. he said it all went v well - he would, i guess he did scan it to make sure all was well mind. have no idea as not medical and can't see it for the overhang bit.

whomovedmychocolatecookie Wed 11-Nov-09 21:22:25

2 sections, 3 scars (they fucked up the second one and I had to have a large incisional hernia repair later on) so I had two lovely parallel lines on my pubic bone and a great big slashy one just under my navel too hmm sad angry

Wheelybug Wed 11-Nov-09 21:24:18

2 c-secs, 1 scar.

I too was told that its not always possible to go in at same place.

GoldenSnitch Wed 11-Nov-09 21:28:30

A relative of mine has just had a hysterectomy - they cut out her section scar to do it so she only has 1 scar now...

liahgen Wed 11-Nov-09 22:45:23

just popped onto this thread cos as soon as I read the title I knew it would be you divvy

Sorry hijack over, I've never even had a cs so i'll go now.


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