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Hi all, I'm after some advice and to know that I'm not the only one hopefully. I had an emergency c section 3 years ago and a few days ago a small hole opened up in the scar. I only noticed because my pants were wet with blood at the top. The same bit reopened a month or so after birth but since has been fine. It has always been a bit sire but now it feels like I'm really bruised. I did go to the hospital walk in but basically just have a glorified plaster on it and they had no idea why it would reopen after so long...any ideas anyone? I am overweight but the hospital didn't think this was the reason and I have recently started being more active playing squash and badminton but, again they didn't seem to think this would cause it. I'm so freaked out about it!
When my scar opened up about 2 months after the birth the nurse at my GP was amazing. She found a deep knot in the stitching, took it out and had me go back every 2 days to check and re-dress my wound. The midwife I saw a day before told me that she couldn't see any opening! I would see if you can get a nurse appointment just for peace of mind.
Thanks Theresa light, I think that's what I will do as you say for peace of mind. I jut don't get why its happened so long after, weird. And i feel like its sods law that ive just got back into an exercise routine and now im too scared that i will do more damage to go back to the gym. Will talk to the GP about possibility of vit c deficiency too.
Just an update... saw care clinic at my GO who didn't bat an eye at it. Apparently it looks like where there might have been a knot in the stitches and the skin has grown oddly there and is rubbing on each other and another possibility is an undissolved stitch. Have got some antibiotic cream to support healing and prevent infection and told to go to GP if hasn't healed in a week. Was told that if it doesn't heal then GP May refer me back to the surgeon but that it would likely be considered a cosmetic procedure and as such is likely to be unavailable on the NHS. I feel so much better having seen someone who gave me some rational information about it!