(Closed) Bad C-section scars?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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 # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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!

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