Numbness After C Section - 5 Years Later

Updated on October 16, 2010
S.L. asks from Chicago, IL
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Hi, I had a c section 5.5 years ago and 3 years ago and have had permanent numbness since then. I went and saw several doctors and specialists to see what had caused this numbness. I was told that it was from my pregnancies and the way my children were resting on my nerves. I am under 5 feet and my babies were good sizes, 7.7 pounds and 8.9. But today my doctor told me she thinks that some of my feelings would have come back by now if that was what happened. My stomach is numb but I also have a lot less sensation in my lower section (female area). My doctor mentioned that a nerve that shouldn't have been cut during the c section may have been, in which case, my numbness and loss of sensation will never come back. Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks.

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answers from Chicago on

I still experience numbness, but just in the scar area. If it's causing you distress, there must be something that can be done about it...? Maybe get a referral to a nerve specialist...

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answers from Laredo on

I had a c-section four years ago and I just had another one five weeks ago. In between them though I never got the feeling back. This time around it was an emergency c-section and I have lost feeling from the bottom of my belly button all the way down to about an inch below the incision. I was told by the doctor that in the rush they may have just cut some of the nerves maybe some that they should not have and that is why I am experiencing the numbness.
Now my nerves are trying to reattach and heal and it is one of the most painful things I have experienced. Though they tell me that all the pain could be for nothing because it doesnt mean the feeling will come back.
So you are not alone at all.

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answers from Chicago on

I have not had this issue but did experience complications after delivery. I saw Dr. Sheila Dugan at Rush Medical Center. She specializes in women post delivery. She may be able to help. Good luck!



answers from Los Angeles on

I have not had it to that extreme, but I am still numb along the center of my incision - probably about an inch square total. I've been told this was normal, but it sounds like you have a much bigger area than that. Maybe consult another doctor and get a second opinion.

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answers from Augusta on

I have this, it 's been 5 yrs.



answers from Boise on

Can't be how the baby was sitting, or you would have been numb through pregnancy! I also had this with my first, and also had a keloid (sp?) scar. Between my belly button and scar, and all of the scar had little or no feeling. I didn't get it back before my 2nd c-section 5 months ago. I seem to have gotten some of the feeling back (different doctor), and less of a keloid, and was told to give it time, but I'm not actually expecting to get that feeling back.



answers from Chicago on

I have numbness around the incision area and my left leg. I am fortunate since I had to have three C-sections. I would consult trustworthy specialist in the sense that sometimes physical therapy can help improve whatever the problem area is. There is Pelvic Floor PT. I've had this. Did wonders.



answers from Chicago on

i havent but my friend has. it was due to the c section. the doc actually wants you to believe the way your baby was on you caused the nerve damage not the cutting through your skin? ridiculous!



answers from Houston on

I had two c-sections (one 8 years ago and one 6 years ago). My c-section scar is totally numb - never got feeling back after either surgery. I was told it was due to the large amount of scar tissue that formed.



answers from Chicago on

I only have numbness where the incision was made. It doesn't bother me at all. My children are now 10 and 8 years old.



answers from Honolulu on

I have had 2 c-sections, and that has not happened to me.
I do not have any numbness, anymore.
My kids are now 7 and 4 years old.

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