Ripped C-section Scar

Updated on July 05, 2009
P.O. asks from Antioch, TN
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I may eventually get this checked if the condition doesn't get better, but I was playing tennis and I think I pulled either the muscles around the c-section scar to0 hard, or I pulled the scar open itself. Has any mother ever pulled the scar after 4 months postpartum and how can I tell if it's serious enough to go to hospital? what symptoms if any would I have? Anyone with any similar situation. I am worried and hoping it was just a muscle pull and not the scar ripping. It is burning a little. If I don't have to go thru the whole PCP, timeoff work, Hospital routine for something not to worry about, I would rather not do all that.

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L.W.

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P.,

Please call your OBGYN and tell him/her what happened.
If it bothers you, you should really consult with your doctor a.s.a.p!

I've had two c-sections and the scar can become tender at times (even many years later) but this is something a doctor should really determine. Just a phone call to start... it doesn't mean you'll end up in the hospital.

Best of luck and congrats on your new addition!

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D.W.

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Definitely give your doctor a call and get checked out. You can also get a hernia thru the scar so it needs to be checked and rule out any problems.

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M.S.

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I had 3 c sections and an emergency hysterectomy a few weeks after my third c section. I had the exact same sensation when I began to run to get back into shape 5 months after surgery. One of the ladies from my running group suggested that I was "breaking down" the scar tissue that develops around the scar. She had c sections herself and remembered the feeling all too well. Of course I still had it checked out by my OB, who found no problems. 2 years later my incision sight is well healed. Due to the risk of hernia, you should get it checked out but most women with multiple c sections who are active have similar issues.

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H.P.

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P.,
I dont know much about this. I too had c-sections. I wouldnt mess around with this. I would at least call your OB to get their opinion. You dont necesarily need to go to the hospital, but at least get checked out by your doc.
Heather

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S.W.

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Call your OB immediately!!!
Discuss this concern with him/her...

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A.H.

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Call your OB & discuss with him/her they closed you up they might remember if there was some to be concerned with , with the closure. Good Luck. A. H. R.N.

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Y.F.

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I have had 2 c-sections. I would call and make an appointment with your OB/GYN immediately. You do not want to play with this. You never know if you hurt yourself internally. Hope you feel better soon.

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C.V.

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I started working out about 4 months after my c-section and something similar happened to me (I actually posted on here about it). I called my doctor and they said the pain is pretty normal. C-sections are major surgery and even when the scars have closed it can take up to a year to be back to normal. Thankfully mine only took two more months and then I started being able to get back to normal work outs. My doctor started me with 10 crunches every morning for 3 weeks. Then increase to 20 and keep that at 3 weeks and so on. If the pain persists definitely put a call into your OBGYN to touch base with them. Hope this helps, if you have any other questions let me know!

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