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C-section scar still very itchy after 6 months...

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PipIsOutNow Mon 10-Jan-11 18:08:50

didnt really know where to post this...

its been 6 months since i had an emergency section with my first dc and its still really itchy...also the feeling around it hasnt quite come back, above the scar im almost numb in a small area. is this normal?

letshereitfortheboys Mon 10-Jan-11 18:58:49

Yes in my experience (one section 8 years ago and a previous scar from an ovarian cyst removal) this is very normal. I had itchiness for quite some time and my numb areas are still numb and I guess they always will be. I don't notice it now. Hope this helps.

flaime Mon 10-Jan-11 19:50:24

I was told the itchy feeling was the nerves trying to knit themsleves back together again and yes it's totally normal.

I got most of the feeling back after about a year but have since had 2 other c sections and have numb patches which will always be there.

indigobarbie Tue 11-Jan-11 21:18:40

HI just echoing what others have said, I am now 10 months post emcs and I still have numb patches and it was itchy for a while. In some ways I still feel sensitive in my tummy area and have to wear magic pants to wear any normal trousers, ie jeans etc. If I don't my belly is just one massive overhang, and I find it weird. HTH x

hels71 Wed 12-Jan-11 10:13:22

My still itches at times and is numb in parts 3 years and 4 months later...

MmeLindt Wed 12-Jan-11 10:15:38

Mine still itches occasionally, and DS is 6yo.

It was numb for a long time.

pinkstarlight Wed 12-Jan-11 12:38:38

i had my 3rd c section 11 years ago its still numb above the scars and still gets itchy from time to time.

PipIsOutNow Wed 12-Jan-11 15:57:34

thanks everyone, so it's normal and likely to be with me forever!! ah well at least its not hurting, just the itching drives me mad sometimes!!

indigobarbie i also wear magic pants coz iv gone a funny shape after pregnancy with an overhang!!

indigobarbie Wed 12-Jan-11 22:36:01

Pip I know.......How I only wish other Mums told me how it would be......Never mind! I can see why they don't.
I am still coming to terms with my body and try to love it because it gave me a beautiful baby! Womens bodies are amazing. I am hoping that if I can lose some weight my tummy will go down and I will (please god) eventually be able to do without the magic pants. If I was feeling brave I might post a picture on my profile just so others could see it wink Maybe after some wine or something! Ok, maybe not. Don't wanna scare anyone.
Hope your itching calms down soon x

artydeb Wed 12-Jan-11 22:58:49

Echoing everyone else really, still occasional itching and a permanently numb area too (maybe that bit's still in shock!!) 3y9m later.

WillYouDoTheDangFanjo Wed 12-Jan-11 23:24:55

Hello, I've had 2 and in my experience they can be itchy for years, sorry! I have other scars from different things on my body and they still itch too.

However the good news is that the feeling can come back and your figure can too. My 1st c-section was yearssssss ago and I felt like a doughnut for about 12 months, splodgey with a hole in the middle where I couldn't feel anything! However by the first birthday party all the feeling came back, I had a decent figure back, and a couple of years after DC1 I made a big effort with exercise and my figure was better than it had ever been.

I say "was" because DC2 put paid to my figure for the time being! However the sensation all came back within about a month, so I think CSections vary quite a bit.

I am glad that you feel proud of your body, it has overcome a huge ordeal and given you a beautiful baby

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