(Closed) Abdominal Incision/Scar and Pregnancy

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I only have a small scar,  but it was fine.  We tracked how big my belly got by how far my scar moved from my boobs! (Answer: a lot. It was several inches further away by the end.) A larger scar may be more problematic. But mine caused no problems. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a ovarian cyst removed, resulting in a horizontal scar probably 4-5 inches wide (very similar to a c-secion scar).  I’ve had 2 normal pregnancies. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i have a scar from having an ovarian cyst removed. so far, no problems getting pregnant, but i was told that it puts me at a higher risk for an ectopic pregnancy, but no issues with that so far. this is my second pregnancy and with my first, i only made it to 8.5 weeks, right now i’m 9 weeks. i haven’t been told (yet) that i could have any problems or issues as my pregnancy progresses, but i guess we’ll see how it goes over the next 7 months.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I have 6 smaller (thw biggest ones are about an inch) scars on my belly from multiple laproscopies for endometriosis and am currently 15 weeks pregnant. I was told it won’t be an issue. So far I’ve had a little pain when I can feel a bit of internal scar tissue do what feels like tearing (a quick tug of pain that almost feels like something vertical ripped, followed by some mild internal burning in the area that lasts 5-10 seconds), but nothing too bad. All the research I’ve done says the only issue is a little extra pain as your scar tissue stretches. We’ll see how it goes as my belly gets bigger.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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Yep27 :  I could be wrong, but I would think it would be similar to a c-section scar. I have one from my first pregnancy and I’m now pregnant with my second. I’ve been told I’ll feel it stretching and it can get uncomfortable. My c-section was about 4 1/2 years ago and I’m 27 weeks pregnant (but I’m way bigger than most at 27 weeks), so far the baby has dropped and I feel like my stomach is stretched to the max, but my scar hasn’t been bothered at all. My sister has a vertical scar that’s several inches and she had two pregnancies after that with no issue. It might get red and not feel awesome, but you won’t rip open 😉

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

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Yep27 :  I’d get a second professional opinion. Hope it all works out!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Yep27 :  I have a large scar from the bottom of my belly button to an inch above my vagina. It was from an exploratory surgery which ended in an appendectomy. My scar is 27 years old so there is no sensitivity. I got quite large in my pregnancy and there were no issues. I was concerned about more stretch marks because that skin won’t stretch but I have zero stretch marks. You will be fine!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Yep27 :  My doctor assured me I would be just fine 🙂 He’s not concerned at all. I use Palmer’s Tummy Butter every day and make sure to massage it into the scar to keep it soft.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have two scars below my belly button above my pubic bone, from a child hood surgery on my bladder. My OBGYNs asked about them but they never presented an issue in either of my pregnancies.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have a scar (though it’s not vertical). I had some female issues when I was young that required surgery (kind of like a c section scar), it caused no issues during pregnancy. It did have a few moments that it felt a little different, but it was never an issue. I think if your doctors aren’t concerned, you shouldn’t be either. My pregnancy was high risk, but it was not due to the surgical scar. The only time I’ve really heard it can cause issues is if you end up having a c section, sometimes they have to work through some scar tissue so the surgery takes a little longer than it would have on someone with no history abdominal surgery. 

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I started using dermalmd serum at the beginning of my 2nd trimester of pregnancy, I already had scars on my abdomen from a previous surgery and was starting to get stretch marks from my pregnancy, dermalmd serum has helped lighten all of those and has also prevented any new ones from appearing.

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