Post # 1
To all ladies who delivered a c-section, have you had a scar that keloided and bothers you? Have you found any scar creams etc that work, or has your doctor recommended any surgical options? I don’t have children yet, but I had a myemectomy last year to remove a uterine fibroid which is a very similar procedure to a c-section. I have a 6-inch scar down there. I normally scar well, but this one became keloid, very thick, raised and purple, is obvious under a bathing suit, itches a lot, and is still painfully sensitive to the touch after a year. I mentioned it to my dr but she kinda brushed it off and didn’t really offer advice. I’m wondering if they can “fix” it when they cut me open again when I give birth, and if’m stuck with this for life?
Post # 3
I haven’t had a c-section, but I did have my appendix out and have a bikini scar about 4″ wide that the same thing happened. It used to bother the heck out of me, but now I don’t even remember about it most of the time. Mine doesn’t itch anymore, and I used mederma to lighten it and lotion and baby oil to ease the itch. The key is to keep the skin moisturized and not let it get dry. My go to lotion these days for itching is Aveeno. It really helps.
The only suggestion that I have for you is to go see another doctor for another opinion. Your current doctor doesn’t seem to really care. She should have talked to you about it.
Post # 4
I’d recommend going to see a dermatologist–They won’t blow you off. There are some steroid and revision options that can help. Scar creams don’t really do much, to be honest.
Post # 5
@noritake22: Thanks for the suggestions! Aveeno and baby oil for itch, making note of them.
@Mrs. DG: Thanks, I wasn’t too optimistic about the scar cream because of the keloid. I don’t know how much time/money/effort I should put into it right now since I plan to have a kid within 2-3 years and most likely it will be via C-section. I was wondering if they can do scar correction then, or if it would get even worse.
Post # 6
See a derm to make a plan. They can give you a better idea of what will be best. My honey keloided after a surgery, so we’ve been through this! Good luck!
Post # 7
As a dermatology PA, I can tell you we inject with steroids and experience pretty good results in flattening out Keloids and they won’t itch/burn afterwards. Usually only 2 sessions and as Noritake said above most eventually flatten out and become asymptomatic the injections just hasten the process.
Post # 8
Also, scars don’t really “heal” for well over a year. You might want to try to give it a little bit of time.
I have a scar on my chest that they recut open. It had kinda stretched rather than healing in a thin line so they tried to stitch it from the inside to see if they could keep it thin. Over time it stetched back out but it also flattened out.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I’m trying to take care of other more pressing health issue right now, but it sounds like a dermatologist trip is worthwhile after that.
@tmarie – That’s such a relief there to know there are options like that! I’m in LA too, I may pm you in the near future for a dr recommendation.
Post # 10
I had a c-section three months ago and the scar is healing nicely. It’s about 5 inches across, as thin as if you drew a line across a paper, right at the “hair line” haha. Even wearing a bikini you wouldn’t see it it’s so low. I’m not planning on using anything on it or getting anything done to it as it’s so thin and barely noticeable anyway.
I can show you a picture in PM if your super curious. I was really worried about it but it’s not bad at all!